Many young 20-somethings are opting to go the route of coding programs and certifications on their path to careers in the technology industry, which offers several career options that don't require a degree from a four-year school. "College is not the only place you can learn," said Ji Ho Koo, a New York University student considering whether to finish his education there. "If I'm good enough to get a job I like right now, why spend the extra $10,000 on classes?"

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