College tuition has a bad name to it, and for a good reason. More students and paying parents are feeling defeated attempting to pay off loans that typically hang over a students head for a good amount of years after finishing their education and getting their degrees. While the government has attempted to try chip away at the $1.2 trillion debt that has accumulated for college students around the United States, they are no where near having a permanent solution that lets graduates get on with their life without struggling. There are a spectrum of problems that create this debt, and only a few solutions that match up with these problems. Tuition in colleges go up typically every year, both in four year and two year schools.
Most students that try to get a bachelor 's degree will not achieve their goal in four years, most students will take between five and six years to get a bachelor 's degree. Not everyone is qualified for college therefor they should not attend college for free. Andrew Eichen states “Free tuition would encourage many more students to attend college, irrespective of their aspirations or interests.” Free college will also lead to the overcrowding of public universities “paying students, who are deeply invested in their studies, may be placed into overcrowded classes or worse, get locked out of them. Whatever the result, free tuition would lead to limited capacity at public universities, and in turn, lower-quality public education” (Goldrick-Rab and Kelly). Free college would lead to a potentially overeducated and under-qualified workforce.
In the meantime, colleges in the U.S have only become more expensive each year, and it’s greatly affecting graduating high school students since each student has to find a way to pay for his or her college tuition. The college graduates are then affected because they have to pay for the outrageous debt
"Young, almost broke, and attending college". Today 's public and private colleges and universities contain very high tuitions that lead to students with decades of debt. People recognize the need for education farther than high school to make a life-sustaining wage, but many students are compelled to choose work over school. Numberless of students choose work over college because the rise of college tuition is making it harder and harder for students of lower class or low income to obtain the education they want and need. Although, other students adjust their class schedules to their work schedule, at the end they wind up withdrawing from college.
Of the 21 of those 100 who enrolled at a four-year college, 5 graduated on time; after eight years, only 13 had earned a degree.” Another main reason that they oppose college is because tuition rates have risen quicker than income and so it is even more difficult for students to graduate debt free. In addition to these arguments they also state the obvious point that with the more students who attend college and actually receive degrees the more diluted the original value of the bachelor’s degree will become. Lastly, they say that there are people who succeed without college degrees. Some of these people including Charles Culpepper, owner and CEO of Coca Cola; Michael Dell, founder of Dell, Inc.; Walt Disney, Disney Corporation founder; Bill Gates, Microsoft founder; Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple; and Steve Wozniak, co-founder of
Imagine finally graduating college, you are happy and ready to make a difference in the world. Only to find out that before you even start you are already swamped with debt. This is the problem hundreds of thousands of students face every year. Why are they in debt, you ask? They are in debt because of the rising price of college tuition and the student loans they took out to be able to afford attending in the first place.
Its sad the amount of students not going to collage based on tuition in the United States. Anymore, 47% of junior high and high school student’s parents feel they can't afford college for their kids anymore with the cost of tuition and it still increasing. I feel college tuition is way too high in the United States for most families in today's economy. Over half of the students going into college show some concern with how to pay for college. The amount of college graduate debt is rapidly increasing.
Private universities tend to be more expensive then public universities, due to the fact they are not partially funded by the state where they are located. As American families are becoming more aware of these high costs they are thinking twice about applying to the private universities. Norwich University, a private university in Vermont is among those high priced schools. Norwich just this year has a total cost of $50,000 a year (Norwich University). Norwich University’s high expense results in fewer students applying to Norwich, which lowers standards, fewer students being able to complete a degree and students are graduating with large amounts in loans.
If people who attend college spend years trying to pay off college, what is the point in going? People go to college to gain an education on the job they feel passionate on learning, only to spend many years worrying they might not pay off the rest of their loans. In fact, ”The average student graduated with $35,051 in student debt” (Mooney 49). Everyone can agree 35,000 is a ton of money to have in debt. I can’t see why it is worth it to waste so much time.
Students don’t take advantage of the opportunities they are provided in high school, like dual-enrollment, that could save them time and money in college. Every year students are given the opportunity to do dual enrollment which would save them hundreds of thousands in college, but most miss their chance and are required to take remedial classes in college. According to statistics, “Complete College America reports that almost 50% of the students entering 2-year colleges are required to take remedial classes. ( Rath