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Thursday, November 06, 2014

I went to a for-profit college and my degree is worthless

Students across the country are shelling out tens of thousands of dollars for degrees that end up being completely worthless.

Rosalyn Harris, an unemployed single mother who had never gone to college, thought getting a degree would be the ticket to a new life. So at age 23, she enrolled in a two-year criminal justice program at for-profit Everest College in Chesapeake, Va.

But the wealth of job opportunities the school had touted never transpired, and all she ended up with was more than $22,000 in student loan debt. She said classes were terrible, she didn't receive any of the training she needed, and as a result, she spent months after graduation searching for criminal justice jobs without ever getting a call back.

Desperate to start paying some of her bills, Harris eventually applied for any entry-level job she could find. A full year after she graduated, she finally found a minimum wage job stocking shelves at Victoria's Secret.



Anonymous said...

That's what happens when everyone can go to college. What did people think would happen?! Nuff said.

Anonymous said...

I thought the world would grobble at my feet when they saw my degree.

Anonymous said...

Stupid girl should have gone to a community college. For profit only schools are scams. They push students to take out stafford loans because they get a kick back.

Anonymous said...

Maybe she is just not worth hiring. Just because someone has a degree doesnt mean they know what their doing.

Anonymous said...

She should have applied to be Salisbury Fire Chief.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
She should have applied to be Salisbury Fire Chief.

November 6, 2014 at 6:32 PM

LMAO So true. Rick Hoppes has a worthless fake degree.

Anonymous said...

The Salisbury Fire Departments tax payer funded Fake Degree recipients from the fake for profit school Columbia Southern University. School ?Teacher Jim Ireton approved!!

Rick Hoppes - Far Cheef
John Tull - Depidy Far Cheef
Darin Scott - Ass. Far Cheef
Jim Gladwell - Ass. Far Cheef

Dey awl be so prowd. Tank yu Salbery tax payyers fo yo suport.