20 Alternatives to College for Teens to Consider

Colleges focus on academics and test  scores. However, there is a vast world and opportunities for young  people to explore outside of a traditional college degree.

Even with financial aid, traditional colleges and universities can be out of reach for many.

Many people choose to pursue alternatives to college to get their careers started. Before you enroll in higher education, consider these options.

Sometimes the best way to get into an industry is to find a mentor. Mentors are people that have been in the career field for a while and have plenty to learn from.

Find a Mentor

College is one of many ways to learn a subject. You could, of course, choose a self-study route.

Embrace Alternative Education

There are many study-abroad opportunities. In some instances, tuition is free and paid for by the respective governments.

Study Abroad

While not a direct career path, spending  some time traveling after high school can help expand your worldview  and help you focus on what direction you want to take.


When you think of starting a business,  your mind might think about tech companies with ideas that will disrupt  an industry or change the way we approach life altogether.

Start a Business

Youtube is the second largest search  engine on the internet. It is a vast platform with people searching for  information on various topics.

Start a YouTube Channel

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