Report: 15 MAJOR companies no longer requiring college degrees

15 major companies US companies have dropped the requirement for there hirees to have a 4 year college education.


The economy continues to be a friendly place for job seekers today, and not just for the ultra-educated — economists are predicting ever-improving prospects for workers without a degree as well.

Recently, job-search site Glassdoor compiled a list of 15 top employers that have said they no longer require applicants to have a college degree. Companies like Google, Apple, IBM and EY are all in this group.

In 2017, IBM’s vice president of talent Joanna Daley told CNBC Make It that about 15 percent of her company’s U.S. hires don’t have a four-year degree. She said that instead of looking exclusively at candidates who went to college, IBM now looks at candidates who have hands-on experience via a coding boot camp or an industry-related vocational class.

Here are the 15 companies:

1. Google

2. Ernst and Young

3. Penguin Random House

4. Costco Wholesale

5. Whole Foods

6. Hilton

7. Publix

8. Apple

9. Starbucks

10. Nordstrom

11. Home Depot

12. IBM

13. Bank Of America

14. Chiplote

15. Lowe’s

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