The Associated Press reports today that as college costs rise and more courses are available online for free, some are questioning the need for a traditional college education. Education startups are offering choices such as boot camps, one or two year tracks, and accredited degree programs. Their founders state these lower priced options will give students a more focused education for today’s job market.
As expected, some experts caution against getting an education in a specific field in demand today as it could leave them unprepared for the jobs of tomorrow. There were no examples in the report of how this could be problematic or why workers could not retrain in another specific field. They also say most applicants still need a college degree from an established institution to get a good job.
AP report found here.