Why Go To College? Community vs University

Some people ask why go to college when you could do A, B or C? The debate on whether you should go to college or not has intensified recently for several reasons. This is particularly close to home for those in the United States. No matter where you stand, a college education is still important today even though the cost of earning a degree keeps increasing at an alarming rate. So, what should you do?

why go to college

There are several alternatives to a university education if you cannot afford to pay thousands of dollars for four years and then a life-time of crippling debt.

Top 10 Free Online Courses

The idea of offering free online courses was difficult several years ago mainly due to a lucrative business platform that has come to be known as college education. Although there are more than enough resources today, so many people cannot afford a college education, thanks to ever increasing tuition fees and ignorant politics.

free online courses

But not all is lost. There is some light at the end of the tunnel – the birth and growth of Free Online Courses through big name universities across the globe. Perhaps the only thing remaining is for companies to finally hire their potential employees not by looking at a paper but skills they have earned. Now let us take a quick look at my favorite list of free online courses you could start with today.

Important Skills Colleges Never Teach Programmers

Hi! Thanks for stopping by. After a previous post received 106 comments and generated thousands of views and reactions, it made sense to write about the other side of the coin: skills colleges never teach programmers. Let us take a look at a few, shall we?

skills colleges never teach programmers

There is no doubt college has become the industry requirement for getting a job – however, does it really teach you everything you need for the real world? It seems the obvious answer is an astounding NO! 

Important Skills Self-taught Programmers Might Need

Hello there. Thank you for stopping by. Many people today are self-taught programmers in the software industry and that is quite commendable. Some however,  still view the idea of a college education rewarding in the computer science field in particular while some don’t agree. The fact is, going to college doesn’t guarantee you the skills you need to succeed just as being self-taught doesn’t.

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 Top 5 Skills You Should Have

I will go right to the point here. If you feel this list is too short, please add more ideas using the comments section. Thank you in advance.