‘Skill builders’ don’t want degrees

Not all college students want a degree. “Skill builders” use low-cost community colleges to pick up expertise. Once they have what they need — often a raise — they depart, driving up the college’s dropout rate.

About half of recent veterans using the GI Bill will complete a college degree or job training within 10 years, reports a new study. Vets do better in school than adult students who haven’t served in the military.

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  1. Richard Aubrey says:

    wrt skill building. Considering CC as either an advanced high school, or a college, as a model is obviously inappropriate. Why is it wrong to look at CC as a trade school?