A college freshman with a 4.0 GPA is getting a lot of attention for dropping out of school.
Billy Willson quit Kansas State University and shared his story on Facebook, calling college a ‘scam’ where he learned things he will never use in real life, Fox 4 reported.
“Yes I have dropped out after finishing my first semester (with a 4.0 GPA). And it’s one of the best choices I’ve ever made,” Willson wrote in the Facebook post.
Willson continued the post with complaints against the rising cost of college.
“YOU ARE BEING SCAMMED. You may not see it today or tomorrow, but you will see it some day. Heck you may have already seen it if you’ve been through college. You are being put thousands into debt to learn things you will never even use. Wasting 4 years of your life to be stuck at a paycheck that grows slower than the rate of inflation,” he wrote.
The original post featured a photo of Willson flipping off the KSU sign and has gathered over 11,000 shares and 28,000 likes. Willson wrote in a second Facebook post that he hoped to inspire other people to consider alternate paths to their future, instead of feeling stuck with going to college.
USA Today College reported that Willson now plans to pursue entrepreneurial work, including an electronic store he founded called RaveWave.
“There are so many random people online that are aspiring entrepreneurs and have problems with the college system in general that have come out to me and they’ve been inspired themselves,” Willson told USA Today College.
While there are many benefits to going to college, Willson’s story illustrates that college isn’t the only path out there. Choosing whether or not to go to college is a personal choice that should be made based on your own strengths and future plans.