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    Is there any word or phrase for those who study just to get a degree?

    Is there any word or phrase for those who study just to get a degree. They don't care much about increasing the knowledge but as the society cares for those with higher education, they want to study for higher education.

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    Re: Is there any word or phrase for those who study just to get a degree?

    I would say that refers to most students these days. They are aware that their chances of getting a job are limited if they don't have a degree so they pick a subject they have more than a passing interest in and spend three years drinking studying, get the degree and then, hopefully, get a job. In these recession-hit days though, even a degree doesn't guarantee you a decent job.
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    Re: Is there any word or phrase for those who study just to get a degree?

    Quote Originally Posted by skystar30097 View Post
    Is there any word or phrase for those who study just to get a degree. They don't care much about increasing the knowledge but as the society cares for those with higher education, they want to study for higher education.
    I have run across the opposite, students who take a bunch of courses and try not to graduate. We called them "professional students".

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    Re: Is there any word or phrase for those who study just to get a degree?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I have run across the opposite, students who take a bunch of courses and try not to graduate. We called them "professional students".
    Ah yes, the "eternal student", doing anything they can to avoid getting a job and having to work for a living. That's less attractive in the UK now that a degree costs a minimum of 9,000 per year.
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    Re: Is there any word or phrase for those who study just to get a degree?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Ah yes, the "eternal student", doing anything they can to avoid getting a job and having to work for a living. That's less attractive in the UK now that a degree costs a minimum of 9,000 per year.
    I assume that is true here also. When I went to College (University), the tuition for my State University was $85/semester (half-year).

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