Are Too Many People Going To College Essay

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Today, most people regard entering a university as a necessary course in order to succeed in life. Accordingly, there are plenty of people seeking to enter a university. Statistical data from a research by the Institute of education Science shows that the rate of enrollment in degree-granting institutions in the United States increased by 32 percent from 15.9 million to 21.0 million between 2001 and 2011. (National Center) This increase brings up to the issue of whether too many people are pursuing a university education. Charles Murray , author of “Are Too Many People Going to College?” believes that lots of American college students are not prepared for higher education. He also argues that many students who attend college have expecting…show more content…
The majority of high schools in South Korea asks students to choose a college where students can go based on their high school academic grades by the end of junior year high school. The high school curriculum is almost finished by the end of junior year, so that students can only focus on preparing for a college entrance test. People in South Korea believe that their children must have a college degree in order to be a middle-class in the future. College enrollment of South Korean high school graduates is more than 80 percent and it is the highest among 32 members of countries of the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) in 2011. (Kim 35) Parents and teachers in South Korea, heavily pressure students to go to college because people think that it is the right way to be successful. The students may have a different opinion about the way he or she can achieve a successful life. Unfortunately, they believe that the guidance given by parents and teachers is the best way for them. Students likely to end up choosing something they do not wish to do, which results being unhappy and
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