College degrees are in high demand but for many people aren’t an option they can consider due to the high prices. Pharinet stated in his article “Is College for Everyone?” from AssociatedContent.com, “There is also no doubt that every person has the right to an education” (635). Not every American should go to college, but college should be a possibility for everyone. Even though college is not for everyone it should be an opportunity for every American. There are numerous benefits that come from getting a college education.
Education needs to be affordable to all, but the notion that everyone should go to college in order to get a good job ignores reality. Education is an important pillar that facilitates economic well being of a person and improves the human resources in a country across various industries. However, there is an increasing number of Americans enrolling for college degree programs, but there is a mismatch of market requirements and what most people attain. Attaining a college degree is seen as the main avenue through which to attain Middle Class status in America, and this view ignores the fact that degrees do not have similar job prospects as well as the potential of oversupply in college degrees. This paper focuses on reasons as to why not all students should get the four years bachelor’s degree and offers alternatives to these programs.
The USA needs to start encouraging its citizens to go to trade schools because that is where the jobs that make good money are. A college degree used to be the only way to get a good paying job but times have changed and getting vocational training from a trade school is the best option many people have for earning a living. Education comes at a high price for this generation and not just financially. Going to college can give students plenty of debt with no promise of a job in return, which can set a student father back on their course of life. Young adults trying to start their lives by going to college encounter many setbacks.
However, many students just attend college for a semester to prove to other people that they can survive college for a small amount of time. Although, this is the reason that many students drop out and are wasting their money for no reason. College can become very difficult in the fact that it’s hard to comprehend what the professor is trying to teach them. Receiving a college education is very different from High School is that the work and the
The reason for that is, college is too expensive. If the United States of America wants to be at the top of the educational statistics, why not make college affordable? There are many people in today’s world that are smart enough, but don 't have the money to go to college, so what happens to those people? Most work a minimum wage job for the rest of their lives, others save money until there 30 years old and can afford college. If jobs need people to fill certain positions than they should look at those people who got high school diplomas and not just people with some college experience or a college degrees.
Many People wonder if it i important to have a college education. While some people think it is okay not to have one, others think it is a must. Most people think that “In today’s increasingly global, knowledge-based economy, education has never been more important” (Fact Sheet: Empowering States to Transform the Education Landscape). While college can help a person make more money, have increased opportunities, and find jobs with better benefits, it is also very expensive, time consuming, and risky. For most people college is important because a person who goes to college will potentially make more money.
Can college education be worth pursing? There are questions about whether or not going to college will lead a better financial future later on. Many people are confused on why to invest time and money for attending college because some people believe that college education will not guarantee a higher paying job. People who want to go to college to obtain a bachelor’s degree but do not have the amount of money and available time are saddened to miss the opportunities of that experience. College offers higher education, but it is not free to obtain higher education without paying the college’s tuition, fees, transportation, and books.
Is there too much pressure on teenagers to go to college? There is a lot of pressure on this generation of teenagers to go to college, because we are use to hearing the saying “you need to graduate high school, so you can go to college to get you a good job.” Personally I agree with this saying, because there are plenty of successful people in this world with a college education, but it takes a lot of hard work just to prepare for college. For example, having to take SAT or ACT to maintain a certain score for a school to even consider your acceptance. Being financially stable, if not prepare to find scholarships and prepare essays just to obtain the scholarships. Growing up in a household where your parents want you to do better than they did, because they didn’t get a college education.
College Education Is getting a college education really as important as people say it is? Is a college education worth all the time and money put into it? Many People wonder if it is important to have a college education. While some people think it is okay not to have one, others think it is a must. Most people think that “In today’s increasingly global, knowledge-based economy, education has never been more important” ("Fact Sheet: Empowering States to Transform the Education Landscape").
In Andrew Delbanco’s essay, he discusses the reasons why he believes college is still important even in today’s society. Delbanco mentions some of the reasons why students don’t necessarily feel inspired to go to college to pursue a higher education. One of the biggest reasons, is money. The cost of colleges and universities is extremely expensive. Although many people want to pursure a college education, they don’t really have the privilege of obtaining a higher education due to economic reasons.