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originally posted by: CloneFarm1000
1 course college degrees.
Instead of requiring 4-5 classes per semester to obtain a degree, issue class specific degrees.
A psychologist doesn't need to take math class.
An accountant doesn't need to take a history class.
originally posted by: BomSquad
As long as college loans are guaranteed by the government, there is no reason for colleges to reign in costs. They get their money no matter what. No risk.
originally posted by: Edumakated
College used to be more of a finishing school. Liberal arts was designed to make you well rounded across a variety of subjects.
The problem is that now college is mostly vocational in that the vast majority attend to better their employment prospects. In addition, because the work force supply has increased so much, employers are requiring degrees for jobs that really shouldn't require it.
Further, the government backing student loans has resulted in tuition inflation.
In the short term, the only way to reign in costs is to cut off student loans for the vast majority of students. Student loans should be privately funded with no government intervention. This would result in underwriting credit risk of the students considering future earnings. In addition, we need to encourage trade schools and other quicker degree programs.