For liberal arts, the claim is different and seems more accurate, that it will enrich your life and provide lessons that extend beyond any individual job.
Source: What’s the Point of College?
I found this to be a very interesting and well thought-out article, that mimics many of my thoughts on today’s college evolution:
- More people are being encouraged to go to college than there are jobs requiring those educations.
- Most colleges and universities are not producing workforce-ready employees.
- Fewer universities and colleges are demonstrating their value (and likely just churning out graduates for profit rather than being a filter for the most-employable).
- Too many university degrees are over-specialized.
- Too many employers value pedigree over capability.
- Liberal arts degrees provide better long-term value because they focus on the “how” of learning along with the “what”, rather than treating the degree as a commodity.
Regardless, the higher education landscape continues to evolve. It just makes me wonder where it will be when my kids are finishing up high-school.