Why Is College Education Worth It For Everyone?

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As the numbers of college graduates employment have increased for each years, many people have being debating that whether everyone should have college education and whether college education still worth it for everyone. Some people found that they did not gain the benefits that they wish from college education, and some people found that they still could not find the job they desire after they spent all the money they have on college education and being in heavy debts. Therefore, people started to believe that colleges are not designed for everyone, and force oneself to attend colleges could lead to negative outcomes. Consequently, people who cannot afford to attend colleges, who do not have adequate academic skills to be successful in colleges,…show more content…
Four-year colleges’ tuition is rising by each year, so college education would be a heavy financial burden for people who pay tuition and housing during school years in debt. They could not afford school and housing expense for various reasons, such as low-income family background, but they still did it by taking loans because they hope that they could gain more benefits by doing such a investment. However, it would not be a wise investment when the person could not clear off the costs of investing, and many colleges graduates would not pay off their students loans in five years after graduation. A famous journalist Edward McClelland says “In a recent survey, 24 percent defined the American Dream as ‘not being in debt.’ They are not trying to get ahead. They are just trying to get zero” (553). Being debt would hold back those people by not achieving all the other goals freely, including their American dreams, and they have to delay everything excepting paying debt first. Certainly, believing that attending college would always make individuals better off is misleading, but investing college education by being debt in ten years would only be…show more content…
It would be pointless and harmful if people do what they could obtain more negative consequences, but the negative impacts of attending four-year colleges sometimes were made unclear as finishing college education has been a social norm. Four-year college degrees have been considered as most solid and efficient tickets to middle and high social class for individuals’ life and career, and many people also believe that people with college degrees could make much more money than people whose highest education level is high school. However, those are not usually true for the people addressed above. If individuals could always be better off by attending four-year colleges, they would not be in debt for the years that more than they thought; they would not having difficulties in find jobs because they have a low GPA and a lack of professional skills; they would not doing jobs that they believe they are overqualified and having a unsatisfied wage that could not support them for pursuing the dreams they dream even before they enroll four-year colleges. For them, four-year college education do not worth
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