August 22nd, 2013
07:11 PM ET
7 years ago

Crossfire: Is college worth it?

Crossfire hosts S.E. Cupp and Stephanie cutter debate whether a college education is necessary.

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  1. ghostwriter

    Looks like SE has a new look....Conservatives do keep some lookers on their team.

    But....back to the has always been yes. The numbers show that a person with a degree makes significantly more, has more job security (if there is such a thing anymore) and the unemployment rate for those with a degree is less.

    August 22, 2013 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  2. Marie MD

    A college education is extremely necessary for any job nowadays. The problem is that we spend more money on defense and probably healthcare for congress (okay, I am reaching here) than on allowing kids to go to college without mortgaging their future.
    Smaller countries are passing us on every single subject while our kids are learning less and less every day.

    August 22, 2013 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  3. Gurgy

    Let educate on this one–college education is always is worth. It may not make you a millionaire, but it will change your THINKING PERSPECTIVE. It does not matter where you get your diploma from, be it USA, india, or UK. It always worth. All American kids should know this. I recommend you take the diploma that sells you in a current economy. I advise parents not to think kid is a failure just because he declines going to medicine or Engineering. A lot of other fields kic can be big successful.

    August 22, 2013 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  4. Winston Smith

    Yes, college is worth it. Anyone thinking different is a complete idiot. The question really should be" Is college too costly. Another resounding yes. Yes because if it were more accessible to the masses, more and more talent could be cultivated. One never knows, there may be a person out here that can not afford higher education, but for some reason has a talent yet to be unlocked that could cure a disease, or unlock some physical science that could produce endless amounts of energy, yet cause no pollution while doing so.

    August 22, 2013 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  5. Eddie Fonseca

    As Americans we know college is what people from all walks of life dream of going to get that higher education, to earn a better job to provide for your family and to acheive the American Dream of having a better life then our parents. As an American and a trades worker who works in the automotive field, it took college education and work experince to do my job without going to college I would not be in the this great job without college education. So going to college does make sense how many of us are tired of working two jobs and living paycheque to paycheque,to support ourselves or family's. Then with the little money we have earned working two mimnual wage jobs, we don't have enough money to shop at the same mall as our friends who have a college education. So that it our right as all Americans to have free health care and to go to college either we pay for it or the goverment does, with trade work interships or college scholarships to young people to educate our future American workforce for years to come.

    August 22, 2013 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  6. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Banks and the higher education for profit industry has made a degree unaffordable and basically useless. Capitalism at it's worst!

    August 22, 2013 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  7. S. B. Stein

    It provides an education and contacts from places the person attending might not ordinarily visit or communicate with. There are also life experiences that typically happen in a college education that don't happen elsewhere.

    August 22, 2013 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  8. rs

    Higher Education is worth (on Average) up to $1 million over one's lifetime. To assert college has no value is both factually incorrect and elitist- and by that I mean trying to keep other from achieving what they have.

    August 22, 2013 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm |
  9. Real Liberal

    Tell your child not to go to college

    August 22, 2013 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  10. Red

    If you live frugally, get good grades and major in Finance or Engineering, it is not unreasonable to have your loans paid off within two years. If you get good enough grades, you can get a partial scholarship for your Master's Degree, which further increases your earning power. Many jobs will pay partial or full tuition. The key is getting good grades. That is something you can't get from Mom and Dad.

    August 23, 2013 12:27 am at 12:27 am |
  11. Malory Archer

    College with a marketable degree.... yes. Fly by night "colleges" that promise to train you (and every other schlub in town) for a "high paying job in as little as nine months".... not so much.

    August 23, 2013 07:47 am at 7:47 am |