According to a survey conducted by BigRentz.com, an online provider of equipment rental solutions, 33% of Americans think trade school is a better option than college.
Of the remaining responses, only 9% thought trade school was a worse option than college, while 58% viewed them as equally good choices.
When asked about the benefits of a trade school program versus a college degree:
- 35% cited accruing less debt – up from 27% last year.
- 30% thought they had a better chance of finding a job – up from 21% last year.
- 27% liked the shorter programs.
- 20% felt there was better job security.
According to the site, the average college degree costs $127,000. In comparison, a trade school certification runs about $33,000.
To see the full survey, go to https://www.bigrentz.com/blog/pandemic-trade-school-survey.