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We partnered with Vice to ask teens about their future.

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More than 50% of teens are open to something other than four-year college.

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65% of teens believe education after high school is necessary–but half aren’t considering four-year college.

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68% of teens are confident in their future–Now they just need to find the right path.


What's the right path for you?

Choosing an education path after high school can be daunting, but there are options that can get you started in your career quicker than others.

The most common pathways are four-year college, community college or junior college, and career and technical education. If you're hoping for a shorter pathway that helps you graduate with less debt and a specific career in mind, it might be time to look into your options.

Explore your options using this free tool.

Some possible careers that don't require a four-year degree:

Why question the status quo in education?

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Only 13% of teens feel prepared to make a decision about their education and career path after high school.

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Nearly half of teens say their ideal education path would take three years or fewer to complete.

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62% of teens worry about how they will pay for education after high school.

Want answers?

Check out ECMC's free student resources.

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