Is A College Education Worth It?

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In today’s society, the idea of receiving a college education has been pondered quite a bit as to whether or not it is actually worth it. According to Michelle Adam, many people “…today believe that getting a good education is key to success in our society, this revealed surprising issues that challenge the notion of higher education being worth its price tag” (59). Naturally, many high school graduates apply for college right before or after graduation. Others decide to go into the work force, armed forces, or simply remain unemployed. The question that many people debate about is, is a college education worth it in the long run? Though some people believe a college education will benefit ones’ career, others believe it will cause a mass of debt and loans for college students and graduates, and postpone life events. Those who think a college education is not worth it believe that college can become a setback in life due to the thousands of dollars that college students are spending on tuition and books. Students who attend college will not have the money to purchase a home, spend money on family, vacations, or any other costly items and bills. On the other hand, most college students end up paying for their college loans all of their life or go into debt. They will never have money to rely on since their credit cards will be racking up interest for college loans that need to be paid off. As stated by Paul Taylor in Michelle Adam’s report, the cost of a college education has been at a record level and the cost of tuition and fees has more than tripled which is causing a rise in student debt (58). With rising prices, the economy is making it more difficult for people to afford a college education. It’s very easy to understand the... ... middle of paper ... ...e (Azziz).” So if more people learn the long term benefits of a college education and attend with an affordable tuition, college will become worth it to many more people in the future. Works Cited Adam, Michelle. "'Is College Worth It?'" Ebscohost. N.p., Feb. 2012. Web. 15 Apr. 2014. Azziz, Dr. Ricardo. "The Great Debate: Is College Still Worth It?" The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 09 Jan. 2014. Web. 17 Apr. 2014. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-ricardo-azziz/debate-college-worth_b_4561068.html Busteed, Brandon. "Is College Worth It?" Ebscohost. N.p., 27 Aug. 2013a. Web. 17 Apr. 2014. http://web.b.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?sid=6793a182-d316-462e-9e55-116096fc68c3%40sessionmgr111&vid=14&hid=120&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZSZzY29wZT1zaXRl#db=buh&AN=90170277 ProCon.org. "College Education ProCon.org." ProCon.org. 10 Feb. 2014. Web. 15 Apr. 2014.
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