Why People Attend College

A majority of people these days are planning or are going to college. These people have many reasons for going to college. The option of going to college is a major decision and there are many factors that are considered in making this decision. One of the many reasons of making the decision to go to college is to receive a bigger salary. 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. College graduates are estimated to earn far more money over the course of a lifetime than compared to high school graduates (“President’s Perspective: Why go to College?”). This means that people who go to college are estimated to earn more money in one life time than that of someone who only graduated from high school. It is not always certain that going to college will get you a better salary but many statistics show that going to college can help. One of these statistics is the starting salaries of college graduates compared to those of a high school graduate. The starting salaries of college graduates are better than that of people who only graduated from high school. Starting salaries of college graduates are also steadily increasing over time. The overall average starting salary for a U.S. class of 2013 college graduates stands at $45,327, an increase of 2.4 percent over the report... ... middle of paper ... ... N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Dec. 2013 Burns, Scott. "Is College worth the Money?" MSN Money. N.p., 2005. Web. 25 Nov. 2013. "College Costs - Average College Tuition Cost." Free College Search | Scholarships | College Admissions Requirements. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Nov. 2013. "Employment by Education and Training Assignment, 2010 and Projected 2020." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, n.d. Web. 4 Dec. 2013. Mittelhauser, Mark. "The Outlook for College Graduates, 1996-2006: Prepare Yourself."Occupational Outlook Quarterly 42.2 (1998): 2-9. ProQuest. Web. 19 Nov. 2013. "PRESIDENT'S PERSPECTIVE: WHY GO TO COLLEGE?" US Fed News Service, Including US State NewsNov 14 2013. ProQuest.Web. 02 Dec. 2013. Unger, Harlow G. But What If I Don't Want to Go to College?: A Guide to Success through Alternative Education. New York: Facts on File, 1992. Print.
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