It is different than just looking at the micro level because the reasons for the dropout rate do not just apply to one person or family, but a larger audience. One reason for the high college dropout rate could be high schools are not preparing students properly. At the high school level, students are not treated the same as they are in college. The course work can be easier, teachers do not give their students as much freedom, and there are much longer hours in class. All of these aspects sound good for the high school level, however, they can be the polar opposites of how students are treated in college.
Having free tuition for college means that more people who cannot afford it now, would end up going. This is a good thing in terms that more people are getting a good education and continuing their educational careers to hopefully obtain good job, but it also decrease the value of a college education. If more people are able to earn degrees, it devalues them. Finding jobs even with their qualifications would be difficult (Should college be free?). This idea would also apply to the students, mainly student-athletes, that work for multiple years to try to perfect their skill and obtain full or half scholarship.
After high school, the big decision will be decided whether college is worth the choice and, yes it is. College is worth it because of the big job opportunities, higher income, and living a better lifestyle. First, college offers big job opportunities. Others may believe that it benefits in jobs, but some think that college can also cause unemployment (Draeger). As college students prepare for a job hiring, sometimes the student doesn’t meet the job standards or the job just doesn’t suit the student, so therefore they’re not motivated to prepare for a career.
Getting a college degree is considered as a must. However, more and more students are now opting to join trade schools instead of colleges after their schooling. It is increasingly being considered as a better option than college. This is partly due to high costs of college education these days as well as the students wanting to learn more and better than they can in colleges. College education is lengthy and a bachelor’s degree usually takes four years to complete.
College is one of the most significant times in a person’s life. Every year high school kids will visit many different colleges so that they can be confident in their college decision. Some kids will follow in their parent’s foot steps and base their decision on where their mom or dad went, though, not all kids are fortunate to have help from their parents. Many kids nowadays may be the first in their family to take on higher education. The article, “First Generation College Students: Unprepared and Behind” by Liz Riggs explains that kids who are the first in their family to take on college are at a disadvantage compared to kids with parents who attended college.
In today society, people are easily looked by their college degree level and they can be judged by their degree. But not everybody can afford to go to college in order to get a degree. People have different reasons of not going to college but most of the reasons are because of the tuition. Tuition are too high and they can not afford it. If the free college situation does not make a great effect on the economy, I believe that college should be free because free college can encourage more students to go to college, earn a degree and can decide on their future without the worry of paying debt and contributing to create a better society with their knowledges.
The fact that not everyone needs to go to college is the main point that Stephanie Owen and Isabel Sawhill write about in great detail throughout their essay. Even though the authors do say that people that go to college usually earn more, they state that this is on “average,” and that the key focus of their essay is to focus on those that the benefits are not greater than the cost of going to college. (Page 211, Paragraph 1). They also include a graph right under the text that shows how “on average” people with a college degree earn more than those that are just high school graduates. (Page 211, Figure one).
A college degree is a sought after goal for many Americans today; however, college has taken on a stigma that is created by the upper class students. College is seen as the best time of one’s life without the worry of educational outcome and a place to experiment with sexual relations and drugs. The upper class has created the illusion that college is easy and does not need to be the main focus. Many upper class students are not aiming at a college degree for the same reason as the other students. Students who come from less privileged backgrounds often are in college looking for upward mobility when they are go into college.
Education From a Technical College Versus a State University A technical college and a state university provide you with tools and prepare you for careers, but as I have experienced, they are very different. When I compare a technical college to a state university; generally speaking, I think that a technical college is better. When you take in consideration their registration process, class size, and preparation for the workforce, students who want to enter into a good career field, and find a job upon graduation, education from a technical school is better than a state university. As a new student the enrollment and registration process can be challenging, overwhelming I must say. Depending on the school, on a technical college you are assigned to an advisor.
After high school, many young adults feel as if they are free and ready to take on the world, whether for them that be going into the workforce and living on their own, having fun with friends and trying to figure out the world and life, or going to college in order to prepare for the career they have chosen. Fewer high school graduates are choosing to go to college and prepare for their career by getting a degree every year, however, for those that do decide to go to college and take that step, two more problems arise after they decide to. One problem is that they need to decide where to go to college, and another is that they need to decide what they want their career to be in. Some high school graduates decide to pick a college and try