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If you think there's only one educational path to success, think again.


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We partnered with Vice to ask teens about their future.

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

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56% of you think a career-based education makes sense today.

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58% of you are confident in your future — now you 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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72% of you said your top college worry is paying back student debt.

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85% of you feel pressure to pursue four-year degrees.

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50% of you believe you can be successful without a four-year degree.

Want answers?

Check out ECMC's free student resources.

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