Are you saying that trade schools, community college, in state university after community college, etc don't exist? 75% of college students went in unsure of a career path or changed majors. But the biggest is that over half don't even know what they want to do after college. "New statistics released by Allaboutcareers.com, a leading careers exploration website, reveal that 44% of undergraduates are unable to define the industry that they would like to work in once they graduate. Over 37,000 undergraduates and 1500 school and college students were asked about their career aspirations and 52% of school students agreed or strongly agreed with the statement, “I have no idea what I want to do with my career"." So it's not about poofing or bootstrapping anything. It's about making conscious good decisions. Not let's take out a fat loan and hope for the best.