Men are Leading the Way in Skipping 4-year degree, Raising more Doubts about Value of College

May 1, 2024

Record numbers of youth are skipping college and entering the workforce directly, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the decline is sharpest amongst men. The article mentions a report from ECMC Group in June 2023 found that recent high schoolers “believe hands-on and on-the-job learning will be essential elements of their future education and are looking for opportunities that will allow them to gain skills over a lifetime.”  It also mentions about 60% of those surveyed by ECMC also worried about how they will pay for college.