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Fewer Young Men Are Going to College — Here's a State-By-State Breakdown of Where They'll Have the Best and Worst Job Prospects Some top companies have gotten rid of college degree requirements altogether.

By Amanda Breen Edited by Jessica Thomas

Key Takeaways

  • Fewer young men — about one million — have chosen to pursue college education over the past decade.
  • A college degree isn't necessarily a requirement for a great entry-level job — but it can help, depending on where you live.

Fifty-six percent of Americans think earning a four-year college degree isn't worth it, according to a poll from The Wall Street Journal and NORC at the University of Chicago.

That belief has translated to lower college enrollment among young Americans over the past decade, mostly due to fewer young men opting for higher education: about one million of them, per Pew Research Center.

Related: Most Americans Don't Think Higher Education Is Worth the Cost — But This State-By-State Breakdown of College Graduates' Salaries Tells a Different Story

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