Is the soaring cost of a college education encouraging students to take “college alternatives for the digital age?”
The huge appeal is the debt-free education students receive, learning skills that lead to emerging careers (like in data science), and gaining experience through apprenticeships with high-tech companies.
The goal is to finish the one-year program with the relevant skills and experience necessary to successfully get a well-paying high-tech job. Students would then pay out a percentage of their income for three years upon graduation.
The drawback, however, is the lack of accredited degree and missing out on a liberal arts education that many employers still value.
To read more on the growing attractiveness of college alternatives, read the full article here (Wall Street Journal subscription required).