“Some of the most successful and innovative people in the world never finished college. Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are both dropouts of Harvard University for example.”
“U.S. student debt has climbed to an all-time high, despite a decrease in consumer debt for all other major lending categories such as automotive debt, credit card and home equity loans. Behind mortgages, student loans are the second largest debt class.”
“I believe that the qualities that make for a great entrepreneur — such as boundless energy, a curious nature and, sometimes, an obstinate streak — are not often attributes demonstrated by top students in the classroom.”
“American universities represent declining value for money to their students.”
Inc. Magazine has a great article discussing why becoming a Thiel Fellow is proving to be more beneficial for some rather than shelling out enormous amounts of money on college. “Probably the only candidate left for a bubble–at least in the developed world (maybe emerging markets are a bubble)–is education,” he said. “It’s basically extremely […]
Interesting article about the current student loan system and how it burdens both parents and students. They mention needing reform for the loan system, but we think an overhaul of the entire approach to college is necessary. Today, a dozen years on, Ms. Nemenzo’s debt not only remains, it’s also nearly doubled, with fees and […]
A college education was once regarded as a first-class ticket to a better life. But the rising costs of higher education, the burden of student loans and a less-certain job market have left many wondering: Are too many young people going to college?