Most human beings begin college with high expectations of obtaining a degree to become successful in life. Many students are not academically prepared to meet the requirements needed to complete the courses they are enrolled in. The freedom of becoming an adult takes a great toll on the education of new comers to a college. Half of college students are likely to never receive a college degree. Attributes that contribute to a student failing in college is the lack of skills that prepares students for a higher education.
In our educational system today many students tend to drop out early due to the fact of lack of motivation or they can’t be in school anymore. Charles Murray, author of “Are Too Many People Going to College?” states the importance of the educational system in America. He has different viewpoints on whether certain people should attend college or not. The lack of interest in school and learning is playing a major effect on the student’s decisions to attend class. However, many students just attend college for a semester to prove to other people that they can survive college for a small amount of time.
In high school, counselors push students to attend college first, and think about their loans later, without actually explaining how difficult it might be for some. It may be especially difficult for those students that are the first in the family, because they do not know what will happen, and how it will happen. Many are left to figure that out by themselves, learning as they continue their postsecondary education. While these students are left fending for themselves, it is clear to see how unethical some colleges act in providing an education. From 2008-2014, graduation rates remained below 70%, dropping to as low as 60% in some private for profit schools (DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION CITATION).
This exists because with schooling becoming so expensive, students get overwhelmed and don’t continue to pursue a degree due to outstanding loans. Although this might be true, many students could still get a higher paying job with little schooling than people that work right after high school. An example is," College graduates are more likely to receive on-the-job formal (22.9%) or informal (17.2%) training, more access to technology, greater autonomy, and ability to enhance skills compared to high school graduates"(College Education Par. 8). The statement reveals that students could still get paid good money with any college education, but blame the college expense for them not having a good career when they didn’t look for jobs with some
Success in life is not always preceded by an educational degree, maybe that’s why college dropout rates increase. Many students don’t finish college for different reasons; whether it is personal or educational. A personal reason that may affect a student in college is because of how their raised. Another reason is that majority of students dropping out from college admits that they are under prepared for college level work. There are many other reasons why students drop out, however the main reason why students are dropping out of college is because of the drastic increase in tuition.
First of all, if lack of funding is not addressed soon; therefore, it causes a shortage of classes. This can possibly take a tote on a student’s ability to transfer and take a longer time for a degree. A student interviewed for the film, Discounted Dream, explains “I haven’t been able to take a science yet. Every time I go to register for one of those classes it’s been like closed since like the day after it opened for registration.” Many students facing this particular problem and often tend to take alternative course, when the ... ... middle of paper ... ...ly, lack of funding in colleges causes less academic support for students, and often lead them to feel lost and confused. Tight schedules for students receiving tutoring based on the course they are taking Or a little more help understanding the material outside of the classroom Asking for your....John Merrow, asserts that “meanwhile, the millions of students arriving require more academic help than ever, many coasted through high school, other dropped out.
In addition, many employers will hire someone with an out dated college degree. College is now impossible for most students to afford without getting deeply into debt, is not worth the time and money, and many students are beginning to look at non-degree career options. From the time a child enters grade school, they are taught that in order to succeed in life they must get good grades in high school so they can be accepted into the best colleges. They are taught that if they get a college degree that a career job will be guaranteed upon graduation. High schools do not teach students how to start their own business or invent their own product.
Although many young adults have the full opportunity to attend college, many students do not have family support or feel a sense of self confidence to be able to complete school and further their education. Many high school students have dropped out of high school. Drop outs seem to have 5 associated characteristics: poverty, race or ethnicity, family issues, education of their parents, and poor English skills (Natriello et al., 1990). In addition to how a young adult has been raised, another reason why the emerging generation has become leery to completing college is the abundance of degree options to choose from. A degree choice can ultimately determine the future financially and finding a career, which can be a frightening decision.
College prepares students with more knowledge to succeed later on in life. Even though in one learn a lot more knowledge, and responsible in college it is not always a good. After the student graduate from college they are still unemployed or underemployed. The stress from college can later on cause health problems. Students are usually overwhelmed with all the work they have to do just to get a degree that does not guarantee them a job.
With the need of workers with a high dreger who can we be letting people with the education and patient not work. Why do so may find the need to keep the american dream out the reach of many who worked hard for it. The story of so many high school student not be able to attend the school of their dream because they are not ligalal. This is a story I hear often one of a student who has worked so hard and has been able to get good grades be the first in their family to graduates and have no where to go. Some do make it to college, community college that is where they have to work and study because they don't get the help they deserve.