Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken.
And that’s how we ended up in a world where the snuggie is a thing.
Asking a current college student, usually in their 3rd year or less for best results, the following.
“What would you do if college weren’t an option?”
“What, like not this one? Uh, guess I’d go to University of–”
“No. I mean no university or college. Period.”
“Well guess I’d go to community college and reapply–”
“No. There’s no college. None. You don’t ever get to go. You stop any official schooling at high school.”
Over time I’ve asked 22 and of that 11 have semi-jokingly said “kill myself” while 8 said they simply never thought about it and never had to. Two had some answer of “get a job with my father/uncle”. One said she’d be a stripper but she was kind of drunk when asked.
Of those I asked 4 were of poorer home income (by that I mean I know they have a 0 EFC or close) and only one of them said they’d work with their uncle, the other 3 said kill themselves but seemed much more serious. Also two of the wealthier ones that I asked replied in the semi-snobby “never had to think about it…I was in a [high] school that college was guaranteed for everyone unlike you” which made me laugh.
Recommended reading: http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-question-youre-not-asking-should-you-go-to-college/
Oh and most of that 22 are some form of STEM. At least 2 were psychology majors. 3 were math majors. One was a physics major for sure and more of the rest are engineering of some sort. Possibly a global history or technical theater major but none much.