At this level, the analysis will be very small and precise because it deals with the most basic form of interaction, between each other or small groups. When studying the issue of students dropping out of college at a single or small scale, there are many problems that could affect why one person would not be able to make it at a college or university. One example is a family cannot manage to maintain a student in college because they are needed in the home. A specific example would be if a parent passed away, and there is a new lack of stability for the family. A student might have to drop out and get a job to provide for younger siblings or a parent.
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.
Trying to go to college with no financial support is difficult; therefore, I agree with the government in making two years of college free for all students. Although many students attend college, most can’t afford the cost of obtaining the degree. The students who make it through college are left with the progressive debt they’ve built, due to student loans; therefore, the government granting students two years of free college will, in turn, decrease the amount of debt accumulated by students from student loans, allow students an adequate amount of time to determine what occupational field is desired, and level the playing field in the labor force for students who wouldn’t normally be able to afford college; therefore, they have no degree to
Community colleges require some students to take remedial classes due to low standardized test scores; however, this requirement harms undergraduates more than it benefits them. Remedial classes are non-credit courses, which means that the students being forced to take them are not receiving any credit for their work. Ironically, undergraduates must pay for courses that may not even be necessary. In “Revamping Community Colleges to Improve Graduation Rates,” Alina Tugend (2016) states, “Four years of data have shown that those who were placed in the higher-level classes ‘were succeeding just as well as those who had to go through development,’ Mr. Oakley said” (para. 17).
I agree do with Alfred that college students change once they go to college they start grow apart from their families. They don’t have time to speak with people like friends and families there’s a lot of work that they need to do. Alfred gives an example of how school work can come in between students and their family “the scholarship boy must learn to distance himself from the family circle in order to succeed academically, Rodriguez tells me by doing this, he slowly loses his family”. This quote shows us that student may want separate themselves a little bit from thee family in order to focus more in school but in doing that they start to lose that connection they had to their family. There is also the matter of students meeting new people that come from different walks of life so they tend to devote more time to the new people then the people at home that are
College is one of the most important and life changing times in the life of an American. Leaving high school behind and venturing out to the adult world is an amazing experience that every individual should experience. However, young adults from every corner of the country leave college with crippling debt or do not go to their preferred college of choice. College education should be cheaper as it will help families and students financially and give them the satisfaction with having the opportunity to go to their first choice for college. The tuition and cost of college is detrimental to thousands of families across the country and brings student debt to future graduates.
This can improve their employment potential as more jobs continue to require postsecondary education. A research report from Georgetown University said “By 2020, 65 percent of all jobs in the economy will require postsecondary education and training beyond high school (citation).” Even the relatively low cost of community college can discourage potential students who are devoid of time and money. Unfortunately, many prospective students cannot receive financial aid despite being too poor to attend
The first example is, some Americans who attend college believe that since the price of going to college is so high, it “fails to provide students with good value for the money they and their families spend.” (Pew Research Center). If the student can learn to manage their time, they can get a job and attend college at the same time so that they are able to provide for their families. The second example is, most adults who graduated from college believe that they are “earning $20,000 more a year” which helps them be able to have stability in their financial situations. (Pew Research Center) With making that much more money than non-graduates, they are able to pay their bills, their student loans, provide for their families, and even have some extra. The third example is, some full-time workers with a college degree make “40 percent more” than the people who only have a high-school diploma.
They say that it is not worth it because many students do not graduate and waste their money and the governments. I on the other hand believe that even though you may not graduate from college you still get to learn the social skills needed in your everyday life. You may have failed a class in college so you did not graduate and now your thinking your money has been wasted, but it has not. You got to learn the curriculum and how to communicate with people at jobs or even your neighbors. Now that you have already taken that class you can try to take it again next semester and learn from your mistakes.
Recent studies on adults who didn’t attend college show that ”Two-thirds of those who do not end up enrolling college believed during high school that college was in their futures, but realities like the high price of college often impeded this goal”(Rebecca Klein). In other words tuition costs, low GPAs, and the fear of college being to difficult, petrifies high school seniors into not even applying for colleges. Therefore colleges would benefit those scared to apply by lowering tuition costs and/or lowering standards. Regardless of your excuses to not go to college, you should want to better yourself and in doing that find college alternatives. In order to have a higher paying job, have your dream career, and have more job opportunities ,you should attend a college that you would benefit from.
In this day in age, people with children are starting to go back to college to get a better themselves, but most dropout because they have young children that needs a tremendous amount of attention and on top of working, school is just another thing holding them back from what’s really important. The issue with being a full-time student, worker, and parent is that a student may not have a suitable baby sitter to watch their child, which can have a huge issue that can make a student dropout. As stated in an article in the US News "Being a parent substantially increases the likelihood of leaving college with no degree, with 53% of parents vs. 31% of non-parents having left with no degree after six
The other 30% of students believe that college athletes shouldn’t be paid only because of their age, only being in highschool and because they haven’t made it big. One student Logan Klaproth believes, “They[student athletes] should be paid because they advertise the sports teams and merchandise for the school yet the athletes are not getting paid a single cent. Furthermore, since they are paying for college at the same time being paid for playing sports would help them pay student loans and their college
College takes around 4 years for most, sometimes more, and those years could be years of making money. Years spent in college could be years spent racking up debt for a future that will never exist. A multitude of college graduates don’t actually have a career in the field that they majored in, but still end up in service jobs. Consequently, 57% of 18 to 34 year olds who are not in school and don’t have a bachelor 's degree say they prefer to work and make money rather than go to school (Source F). These high school graduates do not desire to collect debt during their prime working years and would rather find work using their hands.
Once you get out of college you may be on the search for a job while those who didn’t go to college might already have one, that’s great and all except if they happen to lose their job they don’t have a backup plan. In conclusion, many people believe that college is not worth it, I disagree. College education is worth the expense of tuition. After paying off student loans that is if you even have any you will from that point on start building up your money. Between the difference in yearly salary’s between college graduates and students with just a high school diploma.