Free Argumentative Essays: Why Do People Attend College?

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Did you know that 66% of students don’t do to college because they can’t afford it? The number of students enrolled in colleges and universities this year is 1.7 percent lower than last year. Most students that don’t go to college is because they don’t have the money for it or else they have another good paying job that doesn’t require a college education. People don’t have to go to college to become successful.
Most students don’t go to college because they don’t do well in high school, so they think college will even harder. College isn’t for everyone. A lot of high school students drop out, so what makes people think that they’ll go through college? From DoSomething.org, I found that 1.2 million high school students drop out just in the U.S. alone. That’s a student every 26 seconds or 7,000 a day. Some statistics show that 25% of freshmen in high school don’t finish high school on time. The United States, which had some of the highest graduation rates of any developed country, but now that has dropped by 3%.
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College’s are very expensive. Some can range from $6,000 to $28,000. Price of college always depends on if you’re in state or out of state. Out-of-state tuition is more expensive than most in-state. Some colleges have the same price as their in state tuition. I know that Finlandia University’s tuition is $21,610 for in state and out of state. From Student Loan Hero.com, 44.2 million Americans have student loan debt. Some students are still paying off their student loans. An article in the U.S. News stated that on average a bachelor degree holder can take around 21 years to pay off his/her loans. From CNBC.com,,, the College Board estimates that a student spends around $1,200 a year on books and
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