Essay On College Tuition Rates

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The rise of college tuition rates is one of the major concerns the government is facing at this very moment. Within the millions of people attending college all over the world, America ranks number one when it comes to the highest tuition rates. Students across the United States have rallied and protested before the school boards to lower these outrageous tuition prices, but none thus far have yet to succeed. Tuition costs are higher than they have ever been throughout history and will continue to rise until a solution is achieved. Colleges today require a certain number of general education (G.E) courses, which must be completed during students first 2 years. These general education courses often have absolutely nothing to do with ones intended …show more content…

Students do not have the resources or time in today’s society to balance a full time job while going to school full time and succeed in their courses. In order for a student to earn enough income to be financially independent, a person must work a full time job. The average minimum wage in America is $7.25 according to The United States Department of Labor. With the average debt in America being $30,000 how is any college student supposed to be able to support themselves working a minimum wage job and paying their way through college? The overall cost of college is already outrageous and the addition of courses one does not need to complete their major courses is absurd. Almost twice the amount of money for pointless courses college tuition is already more expensive than any other country. According to Becca Stanek from the News Mic, she states, “While U.S. college students face tuition rates that far outpace inflation rates and more than $1.2 trillion in student debt, students in Germany, Finland, France, Sweden, Norway, Slovenia, Brazil, Luxembourg, and Iceland are receiving a quality education that's free” (Stanek). College tuition being free is a little out of reach for America, but by eliminating courses from the curriculum would benefit college students across America

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