For This I Went to College?

 For This I Went To College?

In today’s America, 317,000 waiters and waitresses have college degrees. So do 80,000 bartenders and over 18,000 parking lot attendants. 17 million Americans with college degrees now have jobs the Bureau of Labor Statistics describes as requiring less than the skill levels of a bachelor’s degree.


“Why Did 17 Million Students Go to College?” Richard Vedder, The Chronicle of Higher Education.

“The Underemployed College Graduate,” Christopher Matgouranis, CCAP blog.

 “Value of College Degree Now Negative,” Hamilton Nolan, Gawker.

“Class of 2010 finds tough job market,” Jim Martin, Erie Times-News.

“Recent grads face grim job market,” Micah Stevenson, Sacramento State Hornet.

“New College Graduates To Be Cryogenically Frozen Until Job Market Improves,” The Onion.


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One Response to “For This I Went to College?”

  1. Mike Licht Says:


    “How Doctoral Graduates Fare,” Allie Grasgreen, Inside Higher Ed.

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