As today’s struggling economy copes with unemployment, inflation, and low job expansion more and more people are entering the arena to higher education to make their way to the middle class. With this increasing surge in the market traditional public universities and colleges are approaching capacity and are becoming highly elitist in their way of acceptance for enrollment, also, many of these aspiring students are first generation college-goers from low-income families and don’t find appeal in the traditional “liberal arts” college experience, or are adults who are in dead end careers and want to get their dream job. These students are career driven and want a degree that focuses on the job they seek. To answer this niche in the market independent for-profit institutions, such as the University of Phoenix, have created pseudo “shortcut” degrees that they advertise will put students in the exact job they want before they even graduate, and have them on the fast track to success. With huge catalogues of degrees that all boast to be industry accredited, and to be attainable in two and a half years cause these institutions attract tens of thousands.
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.
The promise of a well paying job is not guaranteed meaning that for some students it would be better to engage in vocational areas. In any case, colleges try to get as much money as possible from students meaning that it is becoming increasingly costly to study in colleges, and government subsidies simply increases the quest for more university education. The college degree does not necessarily lead to success in life, even in the modern world where ther... ... middle of paper ... ...should also be encouraged as people gain skills and work in the real world. Time spent working, offers useful insights on skills in demand in specific industry, and this is beneficial to people who are likely to drop out of school with no experience or skill. Essentially, college education is necessary, but not all people should attain a bachelor’s degree as there are alternative routes through which to gain experience in tune with market demands.
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.
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.
For example, we see students switching majors because that are far too difficult or people taking on the more academically challenging courses so they can make the most money possible. Yet at the end of the day, I still believe that going to college and receiving your degree and learning what you have is beneficial if you make the most out of your college experience. The suffering and challenges you may go through during college may be hard at the time, but it all depends what you make of it. There are many viewpoints into whether or not college is worth its cost. Some believe college is worth the money, and some believe it is not.
America’s future lies in the youth and building an educated youth that is interested in their career would benefit society. Rising college tuition is hurting the higher education of America. As more financial pressure is placed on these kids, the more they aren’t able to focus on their goals and dreams. Although inflation is a problem, the students who are able to graduate will benefit society if they worry more about their job. They should be able to satisfy their duty in society and a rise in college tuition will hinder that vision substantially.
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After high school is a new world, many students are on their own to get a chance to form their own life. Students must work hard to prepare themselves for the real world after high school because that is where it becomes more difficult which is why they should attend and work hard in college to have a secure future. Without college many people will have a hard time trying to get by in this world. Choosing to go to college will definitely benefit students because they will be able to strengthen their skills needed for their chosen career path and have more opportunities in life that will give a better chance of surviving in today's fast paced world. As the saying goes, “practice makes perfect,” it is essentially the same when it comes to a certain job.
Elementary school and H... ... middle of paper ... ...t is college? It is a place that sucks up money for education. It is important to go to college but people who attend may not be able to afford the hefty costs. Some people wait to go to college later in life because they want to save up money first. Some people go to further their education right when they get their high school diplomas.