Chris Summerfield Posted 11 months ago Is your college degree worthless? Fonkou, I think education is worth a fantastic amount, and agree with the other comments in that the experience and the exposure to intelligent people from all backgrounds is very worthwhile. However, I get the impression that in the US you may have to take on significant debt for the experience. So my suggestion is to think carefully about whether the degree is necessary of desirous for your future career. Try to think of the added value that a degree would get you, and weigh off the average returns (probably relatively low with a communications degree) against the potential high-end returns that the successful and hard working graduates in that field can achieve. Perhaps a more general degree might have more value in terms of keeping your options open. Whatever you do, I would recommend working hard to get to the most prestigious school (for your academic field) that you can, and when there do extra-curricula activities that would shout your interest and aptitude to potential employers. A good degree is the bare minimum for getting an interview- a personality and relevant interests will be what gets you the job.