Article Review: The Benefits Of Attending Community College

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Onink, Troy. “Federal Reserve: Collage Education Worth $830,000 More Than High School Diploma.” Forbes. Forbes Magazine, 5 May 2014. Web. 28 Sept. 2016. The author of this article is supporting the idea that going to college still pays off. Reports show that on average an extra $830,000 is earned for those that choose to get a college degree over those with a high school diploma. Earning a college degree is still paying off, students will still come out ahead in the long run. We do hear of people that skip college and are extremely successful without a degree, but those chances are very slim. Studies show that low wages are associated with people that only obtain a high school education. The value of a college degree is worth way more than …show more content…

“The Benefits Of Attending Community College: A Review Of The Evidence.” Community College Review 39.1 (2011): 46. Publisher Provided Full Text Searching File. Web. 30 Sept. 2016. This article’s primary focus is on the benefit of attending a community college for two years. The information presented in this article supports that a college degree affects much more than we might think. People with only a high school degree have changes in health, criminal activity, well-being, and welfare reliance. These benefits are just as important as economic earning gains. These findings make the concept of college even more appealing to one’s …show more content…

“Why College is Still Worth It Even Though It Cost Too Much.” (2015): N.PAG. MasterFILE Complete. Web. 11 Oct. 2016 The author of this paper address that a lot of college students feel like the time, money, and effort is not worth it; However, studies show that it does pay off by receiving higher pay, better work hours, and better benefits, such as insurance plans. A poll was done using college alumni to see if they thought that college paid off, and of the 30,000 that were in the poll a majority of them agreed that it did. Also, the writer includes several other polls conducted to show the life-long impacts of a college education, which includes better career and friendship

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  • Opines that college education is worth more than a high school diploma, and that students can still come out ahead in the long run.
  • Explains that college education is better than just a high school degree. the median income for associate degree holders was $31,170, while the median for bachelors was $56,094.
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