Essay About The Pros And Cons Of Attending College

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Pros and Cons of Attending College Tyree Thomas Zane State College In 2013, 19.9 million students were enrolled in colleges and universities (college, 2014). Also in 2013, the unemployment rate for college graduates over 25 was 3.6 percent (college, 2014). Those are both great examples of a pro and a con of attending college. Although, attending college has many pros and cons. Most college graduates make more money, but student loan debt is crippling them. Going to college helps establish great connections and you learn networking skills, however, you can still be equally as successful without a college degree. More and more jobs are requiring a college degree, but you aren’t guaranteed the job in your field with the degree. Last but not least going to college is an amazing experience, however, college doesn't necessarily grow my mind if you don't do it correctly. So you have to ask, yourself do the pros out way the cons? One of the major cons in going to college is the student loan debt that you have to deal with after you graduate. Between 2003 and 2012 there was a 18 percent increase in student loan debt for the average graduate over 25 years old (college, 2014). This is mostly due to the extreme increase in tuition. In the last 24 years the tuition rate has raised about 30 percent. As of 2013, there is 1.2 trillion dollars in outstanding student loans. So in my opinion this would be a major reason not to go to college, however, there is a scholarship for everything and you can get one you just have to do the work. Then you should think of the type of money you make after you graduate. If you get a descent job and you pay on our loans on time the interest rates wont be as bad. Now a pro to this con is when ... ... middle of paper ... ...t ways the bad. Ask yourself is making more money with a college degree worth the debt up to your eyeballs in student loans. Is going to college and making all the connections and networking skills, worth not going to school and being equally as successful and without as much debt. Lastly college is an amazing experience but what is it worth if you forget the main goal. So if you ask yourself these questions you will be able to decide what you should do. At the same time as long as you do your best everything should work out fin for you. Http:// Published January 14, 2014 Updated in 2014 Published January 8, 2014 Published January 8, 2014
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