That’s why I say if you really feel it’s worth it, it’ll help you in the long run, and will benefit you for what you need. You could attend online classes which is cheaper than college and still get your degrees, diplomas, whatever. There’s so many other options than going to college and breaking your pockets, your parents pockets, or even your great parents pocket. Don’t do it if you really don’t want to there’s other things for you to do if you don’t want to. There’s so many other options in the world just waiting for you.
In the article Benefits of Earning a College Degree written by EducationCorner they state “Because college gives you a broad range of skills, many college graduates end up in fields that are not what they studied in school. College can open up unexpected opportunities that aren't always there for those who haven't engaged in a higher level of education.”Even if what you studied in college is not what you pursue in life you are still going to have a better time finding a job
There are few states that are providing programs with no internal tuition or fees such as Tennessee, Oregon, Minnesota, and Kentucky. This could be a great opportunity to raise employment by removing the expense limitations throughout. For example, students would finish their college education and ultimately be educated enough to later become doctors, lawyers or teachers. As a result, this could build incredible job opportunities. Our country will develop the power for high employment rate and build further
The university used a variety of data sources including NSSE, the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP), and student records that illustrated the needs for improvement. These problems were affecting persistence, graduation rates, and student success. First, from the 2004 NSSE administration, students reported poor academic engagement amongst undergraduate students. More than half of the first-year students reported spending less than 10 hours per week preparing for class. Over 75% of student respondents went to class without completing assignments and
Even in Liz Addison’s text, “Two Years are Better than Four”, she argues that “The community college system is America’s hidden public service gem” (Addison, 257). There are so many Dixon 2 community colleges across the country that offer the two-year degree path, but not many people know about them, so you can go to a two-year community college and still get a degree. Not to mention, this opens a new door for opportunity for people that don’t want to spend four-years earning a degree either because of time or money issues. If you look back at Murray’s text, it goes on to talk about how some careers dont even require four years of education to get some jobs, although it does require that you get at least a bachelor's’ degree to be considered good at those jobs. Community college introduces those students who would never even dream of having the college experience, in an easier way.
In “Even for Cashiers, College Pays Off” David Leonhardt states that “ Cost aren't usually a problem for graduates”. Most graduates don't have a problem finding jobs when they do they can make more for having a scholarship. Graduates can make more starting off than someone who has a high school diploma who has been working there for longer. “Many colleges aren’t expensive when financial aid is taken account” it’s less expensive when financial. Another reason college is worth the cost is that we can further our education and make ourselves better.
Additionally, in “First-Generation Undergraduate Students and the Impacts of the First Year of College” Ryan Padgett (2012) explained that students whose parents went to college scored higher on cognitive and critical thinking test than a first generation college student (p. 259). The study finds that the student begins college at a disadvantage than their counterparts because with no prior knowledge of their new surroundings, causing longer time to adapt. In addition, Ryan Padgett (2012) found that first generation student seems to be more unprepared to interact with faculty upon entering college than students whose parents went to college (p.261). The disadvantage a first-generation student faces upon entering college is due to the lack of contact with individuals who fall outside their parent’s social
Before, I had no idea how much college can cost, or how a loan might hurt more than help. I always figured a loan is okay, if you pay it off. But I didn’t realize, for example, much about interest, or subsidized vs. unsubsidized loans, or even what FAFSA was. This is all entails general knowledge high school seniors should know by the time they are getting close to graduation. Completing this project made me realize how fortunate I am to have my college expenses taken care of, and I will not take that for granted.
1. In The Surprising Reality About Hook-Up Culture in College, Kate Dwyer explains that hooking up in college is not as often as many people believe it to be. This article is about the myth of the constant hook ups in college. A recent study conducted by Dr. Paula England examines the sexual behavior of “14,000 heterosexual students at 19 universities about their sexual behavior.” The study showed that over the course of four years, college seniors hooked up with an average of eight people. This just shows that college students are not getting “lucky” as much as I thought they did.
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 to 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 Par.15)”. To further explain, due to students not taking advantages in high school are required to take remedial classes they most-likely took in high school and pay around triple the amount.