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What do you consider a College degree?

So I have a Bachelors degree. I know several people who have gone to massage school, say they have college degrees. Somehow it irks me to no end. I slaved away for over four years and worked countless hours to get my BA. I don't know how getting a degree in 1000hrs compares.

Am I the only one? I am not knocking these people for their choice, I just do not feel they should be able to claim a college degree with so little work...KWIM?
I should say that I do consider an associates degree a college degree.


Asked by Anonymous at 12:37 PM on Jun. 1, 2009 in About CafeMom

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  • I consider a college degree a to be four year degree- bachelor's or higher. I don't count an associate's.

    Answer by benjamink at 1:02 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • I count 2 and 4 years. I received my Associates and then transferred and received my Bachelors. I went back to do medical transcription and I do not count that as a degree. It was 9 months.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:16 PM on Jun. 1, 2009

  • My SIL worked in a co-op preschool when her kid was younger and she called herself a teacher. That irked me, because I have an actual teaching credential and an M.Ed and worked really hard to become a teacher. She did not but somehow felt that we were on the same level. IDK. I never said anything to burst her bubble. Wouldn't something like a massage therapist, unless they have an associated or bachelors or something higher simply be considered a trade school degree?

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:47 PM on Jun. 1, 2009