Over the last year, I have been watching the college industry. In that time, I began to become less and less sure that it was worth the 100,000 dollars worth of debt that completing a degree would cost.
At its core, paying lots of money for a college degree is a bet. You are gambling that going to university payoff. You are potentially giving up $100,000 and 4 years of your life—for a payoff that might never come.
The value proposition of a college degree has never been worse. These days, a degree is table stakes but costs far more than it ever has before.
Then COVID happened, and suddenly there were millions of people with college degrees and prior experience looking for jobs. The odds just got worse.
Because of this, I decided not to return to college. Instead, I’ve begun attending Lambda School—a web development trade school with an ISA.
In order to improve my learning and hopefully help other students along the way, I will be documenting some of my learning here. I hope that this will help anyone who is thinking about attending Lambda or just looking to learn web development.