Why Students Should Not Go to College The progression from high school to college is one that requires maturity, independence, and responsibility. While there are ways to help prepare for it, such as getting a part-time job or internship, touring the campus and nearby towns, and planning long-term finances, the drastic changes in a lifestyle of dependence to one of independence that students are forced to go through can be shocking. Because college focuses on highly specialized training for jobs that will inevitably be monotonous and low-paying, and because it drains money from young adults who have little to no source of income, students should consider alternative options after high school. Colleges stress the importance of a higher level
Not only that but, colleges may not consider fairness. For example, “Would women get paid as well?” (Ryan 1) Since this question occurs it wouldn't be fair because women may not be paid the same amount of money as the males do. In addition, it wouldn’t be beneficial for colleges on some occasions. For instance, “There would be no benefit in paying mediocre athletes because it would drive some of the stars away to the pros.”(Ryan 1) Therefore, it would also not be fair because the only ones getting paid may only be the best athletes. Hence, college athletes should not get paid because there would be many
Michael Benotti Dr. Stoffer ENG 131 29 January 2018 College Tuition Unfair to Some People Like many people today, especially in America, they say that college is an opportunity that most would look forward to after graduating from a secondary education. However, the price of tuition in many schools is what concerns many individuals who seek the opportunity of pursuing their dreams and goals. When it comes to tuition, people would view the price tag and might have doubts about attending college or even question if college is the best option at all. Also, many colleges will offer financial aid, scholarships, and grants to their future students, especially the ones who come from a low-income family. For a student from a high-income family, the amount of aid will be significantly lower, and the overall cost will be higher.
Parents and teachers in highschool make it seem like the only way to get a good job and make a living is to go to college and get a degree. In the past this might have been true and that the only way to have a solid future. College education is not worth the cost because it can be vastly expensive, create a large amount of debt, and leave the person unprepared for the job. College today can create lots of debt for the student even years after they graduate from college. Although people may argue that a person can take care of the debt faster the person may not have the ability to do so.
Many people think that it is just an extra burden on them by paying high college feeses. If you are willing to secure a good degree then it is obvious that you have to join a good college with a better reputation but at this point, many people fail to take admission in good colleges due to the hurdle of money. Many people think about going to college as pretty normal and plan for it without much of a second thought. A good College gives you a surety of a better future. The college cost varies according to the courses so one should keep in mind that what course is he willing to do?
If students used the student loan money wisely they would not be in so much debt as well as not having to take so much out and paying so much back in the long run. For example, if you receive your loan and are spending it on luxuries items all the time it’s only going to hurt you because you will end up having to pay back more than what you should have had to in the first place. Many young college attenders face this situation because they have no past experiences with handling money more responsibly. Learning to budget their money more has helped graduates successfully.As many stress of the inflation of college we all learn to live with it. Even though tuition is increasing we all attend college at the highest price.
For those who have graduated from high school and will continue with their higher education, many if not all of these students will have to pay out of pocket for college. Most of students think that if they graduate from college or a four-year university they will have a chance to work in the professional field rather than work for minimum wage. It is an opportunity for anyone, particularly those who have low wages, to earn a degree and make more money. In the article “Expanding Community College Access” from The New York Times, President Obama states that tuition for community college should be free, because the American workforce is not educated enough for the global and national workplace. The presiding evidence and statements from experts
Loans allow receiving a college education seem like a smoother process considering that such a hefty amount to pay is divided so that it can be paid for in moderation. Despite the fact that it’s split into many payments, it’s still a large quantity all in all so unless indebted students aim for high income jobs, there would many years of difficulty to come after college. For this reason, undergraduates make it their goal to go after jobs which would prevent them from being constantly pressured to pay off debt. Thus, student debt is both a crisis and a reason to encourage persistence towards greater ambitions (Hillman, 41). It is a tremendous thing when a student seeks to be financially comfortable or even rich in the future but not when it is for the wrong reasons.
Higher education is problematic because it is not designed for all students. It is expensive, can cause debt, and the probability of a degree will be useless. A two-year degree is much quicker than a four- year, although the world only focuses on four-year colleges. Two-year colleges are primarily focused on pre-requisites for a major at a four-year school. Attending a two-year college can save money, and it will give the student a faster time to start their career with little or no debt.
In a modern knowledge based economy, the only thing more expensive than going to college is not going to college (Ludden). In this generation, you have to go to college, like it's not even an option (Ludden). Not all students over the World are suited for college and has no interests in traditional academic schooling (Unger Pg.3). Anyone who wants to go to college should, but not everyone wants to and not everyone
Many believe it is absurd to still consider the NCAA amateur sports after all it has become but just as many think the exact opposite and that college athletes already receive fair compensation for their participation. This is a big decision that could impact the lives of thousands nationwide and revolutionize sports as we know it. College athletes should not be paid because of the many benefits that come with being a student athlete and because it is not a realistic resolution. One reason college athletes should not be paid is because of the many benefits there already are to playing a collegiate sport. One being reduced or free admission also known as a scholarship.
The student to teacher ratio at Virginia Union University is 16:1. The University of Richmond’s student population is 4,140 which Is extremely small when compared to the other universities. When comparing the student population and the student to teacher ratio, the University of Richmond has smaller more personal classes while VCU and VUU have rather normal sometimes large classes. This is a very important thing to take into consideration when looking for a university to attend because some students prefer one on one time with their professors, while other students don’t like to stand out and feel they would fit in better in a classroom setting that is rather
Delbanco explains how students have changed their reasons for attending a college when he states, “...yet on the assumption that immersing themselves in learning for the sheer joy of it, with the aim of deepening their understanding of culture, nature, and, ultimately, themselves, is a vain indulgence” (222). Secondary education has become too expensive for learning to be an indulgence. Students only go to college to get a degree in order to gain a high paying career. Davidson explains how dire the situation with low paying job is by saying how the process should work, “Only through productivity growth can the average quality of human life improve” (339). Unfortunately, the productivity growth only leaves a bigger pay gap.
The problem is the lawsuits that are holding the NCAA back from doing so and they also make arguments of paying college athletes pointless. Most people agree that if college athletes did get paid it wouldn’t be a total shock but it is just not that easy. These kids should just go through college like the alumni did and it will all payoff when they get their first major job paycheck. The point of college is to get you ready for the real world and if college athletes get paid while in college it totally defeats the purpose of college. Previous alumni didn’t get paid to play sports at their college so what makes the new athletes special.
What is College Worth? The worth behind a college education continues to shift as times change. This day in age, the educational system in the US is failing because for some reason, earning a bachelor’s degree in a STEM subject does not guarantee a job and that is not acceptable. If someone puts in the time, effort, money and is successful enough to get through four to six years in college, they deserve a job in their field. Of course this is never going to become a reality with the current system in place, however if the government stopped providing so much aid, there would be a significantly smaller amount of students earning degrees and the jobs requiring those degrees would be more widely available.