“Yes, college is worth it, a four-year degree has probably never been more valuable” (Leonhardt, David). A college degree is valuable, but then why is there so much debt stuck with it. One can say it is a way of doing business but to get best education and facilities one has to provide the funds as well (Menon, 2011). In order for colleges to run they need to have their own funds, they should not be forced upon a student, or at least minimize the tuition fees. If more students are attending college, why not bring down the price for tuition if they are making more money.
One year at the prestigious Yale University will cost an average of $38,300 (collegeboard.com). Many students who deserve to go to this school may miss out because of the cost and lack of financial aid. The rising cost of college may put higher education out of reach for the average American. This paper will look into the reasons behind the steady rise in prices, the legitimacy of a college education, and why recent graduates are struggling to find jobs in this tough economy. A college education is now as necessary for success as a high school education was in the 1970’s according to the job industry.
They are attending community colleges so they will be able to graduate with a lower debt. Some seniors have wanted to attend a certain university all their life and they work toward that goal through grade school; however, they are hindered by soaring tuition for that college. Students should be able to attend a private university if they mee... ... middle of paper ... ...ing the mindset of the students to aspire for jobs that they will be able to pay off their hefty loans. Students aren’t reaching for their passion but rather an apathetic job that society is forcing on them. America’s future lies in the youth and building an educated youth that is interested in their career would benefit society.
Another reason is for the opportunities that become available from going to college. People also decide go to college to be better prepared and successful in the future. Due to the fact that a majority of people want a good amount of income, they choose to go to college. Majority of people choose to go to college so that they are able to receive a better salary and afford more possessions. Going to college will help you receive a better wage and a better job compared to those that only graduate from high school.
“That [bachelor 's degree] shaves some years off of a person’s career and can be considered an opportunity cost for experiencing the ‘real world’ hands on instead of being in a classroom” (Hamm, 2016) It can then be seen that by wasting time in a college getting a four year degree that people miss out on “real world” experiences and potentially delay the person’s career growth. Time saved by not going to college can be spent building a future for one’s self instead of stressing over student loan debt. Taking another path in life that does not include going to college for four or more years is not for everyone, but sometimes it is the best option for people. Not everyone needs to go to college for four or more years and it can be a waste of the person’s time and money. It can be seen that four years or more of college is not the best choice for everyone and that there is quite a few options for the non college goers in America so that they do not waste their time and
One might ask why would someone want to spend money to receive more education and miss out on more years of work that they could’ve performed? For many, it is so they can receive more salary for the jobs that they will have later in life, also so that they can get training for their wanted career. The cost of attending college is high and continues to rise without indications of decreasing. The rising cost has many benefits such as earning more pay, but it also has its disadvantages such as the debt that is accumulated from student loans. Not everyone can afford to drop down thousands of dollars and attend school for a few more years.
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.
In this essay, I will not only argue why it is unnecessary for young adults to pursue higher education, such as college and beyond, but also that obtaining a college degree is irrelevant. The first reason why I strongly believe in this, is that even though students earn a college degree, there isn’t a guaranteed position for a set job. Second, some jobs that students are employed at don’t require a college degree. Third, after finishing college, students need to pay off the debt that could follow them for years because interest rates and tuition costs are at an all time high. Finally, attending a four year college doesn’t necessarily mean they will receive higher salaries than a non-graduate.
The expansion of higher education has created a belief that a student will not be successful in life with graduating from top-notch colleges. However, acquiring the needed education does not erase the possibility of failure. In reality, approximately 4% of high school graduates are unemployed if they do not continue their education (Reaping 17). Though the unemployment rate is considerably low, having a college education does lower the probability of being unemployed. In order to maintain a career with a high paying salary against the mass competition, deciding which type of education to pursue is a key factor.
Although college can be scary for some people because of the costs or the classes and the new experience, it would later be for their advantage. Some people only go to college because that is what their parents want, but they should be going because they want to go and they want to learn and want to get a higher paying job in the future. With less people going to college, there will be less money going to the colleges... ... middle of paper ... .... Johnson, Terrence L. "Planning for College Costs." Black Enterprise 04 1997: 77-84. ProQuest.Web.