Thursday, July 27, 2017

If Your College is in a Strip Mall

Then it's not a good college.

And finally it seems, even the democrats, are aware of this.


David said...

On the flip side if you are willing to sign a loan agreement to pay 12-18 percent interest on a student loan, then maybe you really aren't intellectually cut out for college.

Bill said...

So their criminal justice program was criminal? Priceless 😂

A Texan said...

I think education needs to go to a for profit or someone else pay for it other than the taxpayers. The core issue here again is the student loans which the federal government has been handing out for decades now and even the state public institutions can not do without to keep the scam going.

Anonymous said...

Who is NHS ?

CT said...

The only time I can see a strip mall college being somewhat worthwhile is if what you are going into has a governing board where the exam (either job or board) is the only thing that truly matters, you already have contacts that can get you a job, and the community colleges are full up or will not take you. Even then, I would not pay too much for it. Most of these do not pay much.

The fields are

- Barber/ Cosmetology
- Nursing Assistant
- Welding
- Med Tech/ Phlebotomy

But, if you really look around,you can probably find a better deal if someone really wants to do this.

Problem is, if they have something even remotely worthwhile that has a license that means more than the degree , they charge out the ass for it.

One time I was thinking about an Occupational Therapy Assistant deal. Two year program, but massive wait lists and you better be perfect (not even a misdemeanor) with awesome grades for the community college. No one would take me. But, a strip mall college in Florida would... but only if I paid them a tuition rivaling the best private colleges in the south (90 k) for a 23 to 30 an hour job!!! With still no guarantee the small, very insular field of occupational therapy would not laugh at my degree!!

No way...

minuteman said...

I think schools in strip malls are a great idea. I live in an old neighbourhood. The people who live here have children who have grown up and moved away, so the local school in underutilized by the neighbourhood so kids are shipped in from a newer area that hasn't built a school yet. They are still trying to. If the schools were rented space in malls they could ramp up/move on as the requirements of the neighbourhood change. In Toronto (nearby, but not where I live) there are beautiful schools, from back in the day when architecture mattered, with long histories, which are being turned into condos or bulldozed because no kids live in the neighbourhoods any more.