Rethinking College

A Guide to Thriving Without a Degree

by Karin Klein

On Sale: 2024-08-13

Price: $29.99

Book Summary

No College Required: An Insider's Guide to Flourishing Without a Degree is a comprehensive guide to helping families navigate post-secondary career and academic alternatives for students who may not be best prepared by taking a traditional four-year college path.

About the Book

What if you didn't have to go to college?

You may have heard that a college degree is the only path to success. But many college graduates end up mired in debt and underemployed, working jobs that don't even require a degree. The good news? There are many promising career options for those who don't want to or can't attend college.

In Rethinking College, award-winning journalist Karin Klein sets out a new path for our country's students and their families. Klein examines why the traditional college-for-all model has been overhyped and is growing less relevant, then shares practical advice and real-world examples of exactly how others have succeeded without a four-year degree.

Discover an abundance of alternative paths, including white-collar apprenticeships, certificate programs, entrepreneurship, creative careers, residential public-service work, and more.

Klein will guide you step-by-step toward a broad range of fulfilling and well-paid careers that don't require a degree—ranging from pilots, costume designers, influencers, writers, computer programmers, corporate headhunters, film editors, and so many more. The breadth of possibilities is wider than you think!

Rethinking College is perfect for:

  • Those who are unsure of their next education or career steps.
  • Those looking to make a job pivot.
  • Parents seeking guidance for their child.
  • School counselors who want to offer their students more and better options.


Don't just go to college because everyone says you have to—find the path that's right for you. It's out there.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781400334476
  • ISBN 10: 1400334470
  • Imprint: Harper Horizon
  • On Sale: 2024-08-13
  • Pages: 256
  • List Price: $29.99
  • Publisher: Harper Horizon
  • Publication Date: 2024-08-13
  • Category 1 : EDUCATION / Higher
  • Category 2 : EDUCATION / Professional Development
  • Category 3 : EDUCATION / Vocational
  • Category 4 : EDUCATION / Non-Formal Education