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For a while now, educational experts have had a challenge on the relevance of liberal arts education. Many Liberal arts colleges are now considered to be dismissed as outmoded or “in trouble” by some colleges. Some even say there’s no point in obtaining a college degree, if Steve Jobs or Bill Gates who are millionaires never completed an undergraduate degree. We are raised and prepared to believe that a person needs a higher education degree in order to be successful in life.
Recent research shows that higher education is extremely valuable for those whom attended a university and graduated with at least a four-year bachelor’s degree. (Dam, N.P.) Those students who have graduated with a four-year degree are making more money than those who only graduated High School. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics has come to a conclusion that someone with a four-year degree makes an average of $20,748 more each year than someone who doesn’t have a degree. (Ebersole, 2012) A student who doesn’t attend college will make an average of $1.2 million throughout their lifetime and a student who graduates college will earn an average $2.1 million throughout their lifetime.
. Many of us view higher education as an investment that will pay off in the long run, but many others would tell you that you are just wasting time and money. Some may think that college isn’t worth it; there are many useless degrees out there that people have paid for and are unable to find jobs. In an article, Wala Blegay wrote, when College is Not Worth The Money and he said, “Most fields don’t even require you to hold a degree. Your dream career path might not even require a degree.” This is true because there are many jobs that don’t require a college degree, if ...

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...ert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter. “Tuesdays with Morrie” is about how we should work for money, instead of doing what you want for people we love for free. The second, “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” is about getting an education to teach students how to work, even by earning a higher salary by working; it’s a waste of money. No matter what college degree you earn, it will still be a waste of time and money; for example, a computer science major gets you a high salary, but you will be a slave to entrepreneurs. (Greenspun, 1999)
In conclusion, college is worth it at the end, as those with a higher educational degree will of course be making more money than a person with a high school diploma. More jobs should be created for those students who are majoring in Liberal Arts while more students should focus on majoring in any of the STEM degree due to all the job offers available.
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