The author highlights the drastic change in college tuition by saying tuition for “ a four year college has increased by 1,222 percent since 1978” (Ellison). It shows, the price these days a much higher than nearly forty years ago, which is a massive change overtime. According to the National Center for Education Statistics the average cost of college tuition for instate students was two thousand dollars, for a four year college that would be eight thousand dollars. Taking the stats brought forth from Ellison, increasing that price by “1,222 percent” means that college students are now paying $100,000 for a four year instate college. Ellison does this to show that “college is more expensive today than any point in U.S. history.” Therefore, he argues that financial aid does not even put a dent in this cost, and in order to fix this there must be some sort of “acknowledging the student loan debt crisis”(Ellison).
As we all know, college can be very expensive. With the scholarships and grants, college student-athletes can go to school for free and get their day-to-day needs such as food, housing, clothes, etc. Ackerman and Scotts, purpose is to show that college is a learning experience and with the help of college sports, the student-athletes will have a chance to grow and be successful in life rather than being exploited. However, critics believe that college student-athletes should be paid salary, like professional athletes, because they want people to see the “athletes are the rule, not the expectation” (par 11). They want the audience to think that it’s a rule for student-athletes to go play pro after two years, will no expectation.
A college degree is now the minimum ticket to get in the door to any white-collar job. Now you have to compete with large numbers of applicants for fewer number of jobs. Likewise, the value of the high school diploma has dropped. There is a big gap between an annual earning and unemployment rate of college graduates and high school graduates. High school graduates are doing even worse financially.
Have you ever owed someone $20? Well, imagine owing someone $100,000+ . Many students every year are left in crippling debt that can affect them for the next few decades of their life. Because of the cost of college, many students fresh out of high school can’t go to college. In order to make it easier for the lower-class to go to college, you should do at least one of the following things.
I believe that everyone should go to college unless they plan on learning everything without college and because of the extra pay. Let’s just be honest, everyone wants to make a little extra money or even a lucrative amount. Some people can survive without a college degree or even less than a high school diploma. You make more than someone with a high school diploma or less; your options for career and jobs are broadened amazingly. With a degree, you can build your own business and establish a career.
“In most cases, college graduates have better interpersonal skills, live longer, have healthier children, and have proven their ability to achieve a major milestone.” People argue graduates have bigger pays and more benefits than someone with a highschool education, Though the attendance of graduation from college has been strongly encouraged in the past few years, technical trade careers are becoming more of a demand because of the decrease in people certified to hold trade positions, the lack of motivation to attend college, and the new generation hold sense of entitlement of what they have. For a good Career you should and need to go to college, if you want the best entry level of a job, college helps promote you higher pays and higher positions in your job rather than, starting a job brand new with no experience. You will be further in your career, you would increase your earning potential, start building your business networks, and you would be exposed to other careers
Students who put in the time and effort with paying for college, they find a whole new world that opened up to them with job opportunities. I believe college should still offer scholarships and grants for the low income and middle class students, but charge tuition fees for all students. If college was free to everyone, maybe some students wouldn’t have responsibility and they might be
College allows you to begin your adult life. It is the stepping stone that allows students to open doors to careers and new life professions but it comes at a high cost. A college education helps students open doors for careers that require degrees and offer more money, it allows students to grow personally as well as
People who are thinking of college would typically include parents who want to know if college is best for their child or children, high school students, adults looking to complete their schooling or even enhance it, and even people who have dropped out of school entirely. In order for Delbanco’s article to be well supported and robust, he would need to go over the cause for why people don’t think highly of college as a wise educational plan in life. He explains the basis of people not going to college, he says, “Some on the right say that pouring more public investment in higher education, in the form of enhanced subsides for individuals or institutions, is a bad idea.” This is important in an argumentative article to have a refutation; otherwise, the argument is weak and fails to support the claims that have been made by the writer. Introducing a counter argument in an argumentative article is an intelligent decision to do when writing; this provides insight on others thoughts that oppose the statement, which has been made by said person. In his refutation he also includes more information why people oppose college, he says, “Other thinkers, on the left, question whether the aspiration to go to college really makes sense for ‘low-income students who can least afford to spend money and years’ on such a risky venture, given their low graduation rates
Is The Cost of University to Excessive? College and universities are the final steps in someone’s educational journey. To go away to college is the dream, the American dream. College is where students find their future, to work for a degree, and to find out what they want to be, but at what cost? College is not cheap, a hefty fee is often payed by those who want to attend, often out of their own wallets.
Through the use of statistics and contrasting features, Keith Ellison argues that college tuition should be free and accessible to all. Logically, Ellison utilizes statistics to convince the audience by eliminating the student loan debt would significantly help many low-income graduates. Along with statistics, Ellison presents contrasting features to persuade the audience that building a truly affordable higher education system is an investment that would pay off economically. In contrast to education, the nation spends billions of dollars on the gas and oil industry. Ellison argues the money should be going towards education, so we can afford to pay for higher public education.
The goal of the tuition cap is to streamline the education financial process, rather than taking it away. Tuition caps should not create artificially low prices in the education market, but there needs to be extra pressure on colleges to contain costs; which there’s not right now. Requiring colleges to stay under the cap can help control the increasing prices of education, as the continual receival of federal funding and tax exemptions can be used as an incentive for those colleges who comply. Furthermore, tuition and fees have grown more than twice the rate of inflation each year (Wolfram, 2005). If colleges and universities choose to increase tuition cost more than the CPI, not only should they lose federal funding and tax exemptions, but also it should be mandatory for them to use money from their endowments to fully fund grants for students on financial aid; instead of the federal government increasing the Pell grant each award year to make up that extra
This could possibly lower student debt and encourage more teens to attend college and obtain degrees. I propose an argument to the President of Hill College that our school should cut unnecessary costs in the school. These could be things like; overuse of electricity, overuse of water,
In the article, “Why College Isn’t for Everyone,” Richard Vedder writes, “A person who compares the annual earnings of college and high school graduates would no doubt conclude that higher education is a good investment—the present value of the college earnings premium (the better part of $1 million) seemingly far outdistances college costs, yielding a higher rate of return” (Vedder 78). College graduates make more money because college trains its students to be more responsible, mature, and ready for their careers. Graduates are willing to go the extra mile to learn and make financial sacrifices for the profitable