Although college can be expensive when looking at the cost of tuition, extreme benefits will come attending the higher education. Attending college would benefit students in the future because it allows them to learn interpersonal skills, there are many jobs that require college degrees, and college graduates make more money. People think college is just for getting an education but there are many things going to college will benefit in including getting to know more people and learning interpersonal skills. Learning interpersonal skills like communication and creating relations is a big part of the workload after college, students say they ranked "interpersonal skills as the most important skill used in their daily lives in a 1994 survey of 11,000 college students.” (procon.com). College teaches social skills by talking to classmates or professors and by learning these skills students say that it helped and was useful in professional life when having to talk to new clients or people.
Everyone has been in this scenario, more than once. Many jobs today are requiring a secondary degree for hire, which makes candidates with just a diploma unskilled for the job. One benefit of a college degree is better job security, which in the New College Board Report “Data shows that college graduates are less likely to lose their jobs during an economic turndown”. A college degree gives graduates many options of opportunity both within your field of study and outside of it. A secondary degree on a resume shows employers that you can handle responsibility, also making college graduates more
Rough Draft: College should be thrown off a ledge (help i need new title) Deciding whether college is the best path to take can be difficult for many high school students, as it is the deciding factor in determining one’s success in the future. Oftentimes, it is not the students’ choice to make. Rather, it is from the pressures of society that impels them to go to college, whether they are by parents, teachers and guidance counselors, the media, or past alumni who had already gone to college. Students are conditioned to maintain the belief that going to college is the “right thing to do”, that a higher form of education leads to better chances of success in life. Yet, with the ever rising prices of tuition, college seems to be a reach for
If the director of the movie examined more the idea of MOOC of at least offered more information about it instead of the UnCollege thing, which can be a bit disappointing for a young adult who wants to have a better future. Watching that made me think that college can be considered a bit overrated. I think that college has been sold as the key to the future, but it’s more of a key that comes with extra “costs”, such as student loans that are outrageously high. One of the reasons for this is competition between the prestigious universities out there. Because they want to offer more programs, there is the need of more facilities, more students, etc.
(Schanzenbach, Bauer, and Breitwieser, "Eight Economic Facts on Higher Education). Most jobs require workers to possess knowledge, skills, and abilities. “Without workers who have the right foundations, the United States will lose ground to countries that have prepared better for the demands of the 21st century workforce and, ultimately, the United States economy and security will be jeopardized”. (David A. Bergeron and Carmel Martin, "Strengthening Our Economy Through College for All"). Consistently the more people who get the opportunity to go to college, will result in an increase to the amount of new inventions.
However, because of the ever increasing cost of tuition, unstable job market, the large number of students who have degrees, and the amount of time spent pursuing a bachelor’s, going to college should become more of an option than a requirement. People need to consider getting a specialized education that fits their skills better, rather than trying to fit in and get a bachelor’s degree just because it is what’s expected of them. And while college is well worth the money for doctors or lawyers, there is a limited amount of people that can pursue those professions successfully, therefore, alternative forms of education seem to be more and more valuable and will hopefully take over in the
“An important pathway to the middle class now runs through higher education, but rising costs are making it harder and harder for ordinary Americans to get the education they want and need” ( Sanders). Many student who’s families can not easily afford the cost of college often do not further their education after high school. Students that know that their family struggles with money already don’t want to ask for more so that they can go to college. As the cost of college has been on the rise many have talked about wanting to provide students with a free college education. Many bring up that the states grant their students with free public education till they complete the twelfth grade.
Adapting to college life is even harder. Reading In “Why go to College expert say’ although it seems as if it should be easy to answer why you’re continuing your education, for the most students it’s not so simple. As a college student you have to live up to so many roles in the other students’ eyes. When all we have to do is take it one day at a time. We have to stay focused and always remember its okay to ask for help.
College costs have risen dramatically over the years. Since obtaining a college degree has become a necessity in today’s society, freshly graduated high school students feel the need to go to college, potentially racking up debt. Colleges also do not include book and lab costs in with tuition, potentially causing more debt. Colleges should have a more set tuition and consider being not-for-profit when offering basics to newly graduated high school students. This could possibly lower student debt and encourage more teens to attend college and obtain degrees.
Ibrahim Demry Ms.Milliner EES21QH-04 9/24/16 There are a lot of factors that could influence a person to go to college such as getting paid more than high school graduates, acquiring new skills, just getting a better education, because certain jobs require you to have a college degree, or because you want to learn new skills to do a specific job. The factors that are influencing my decision to go to college are getting paid more money, learning more about what I want to do in the future, because not everyone in my family had the opportunity to go to college and I don't want to waste my chance, or simply because everyone expects me to go to college. One thing that can influence a person's decision to go to college is getting paid more money. In the article “Graduates Pay is slipping, but Still Outpaces Others” writer Tyler Cowen states “the wage differential between college graduates and high school graduates...the college premium...is growing” when he says this he's describing how
College has become more and more expensive over the years. Receiving a scholarship would greatly relieve the burden of having to deal with the massive student loans. As I continue my education my student loans will continue to accumulate. That is why any scholarship I am able to obtain I would be grateful for. Like all other current students I am troubled with the idea of not being able to obtain job after I graduate from college.
A diverse amount of new fields will be exposed to me while pursuing a college education, both through required courses and the individuals throughout. I heard many time that people who attends college decides that the chosen field of interesting at the time, is not the best career for his/her future. For example, a student may be attending school for Law & Business and discover that to achieve the lifestyles envisioned, pursuing a degree in Occupational Therapist is more suitable. Even if a student isn 't sure about what career choice is wanted, having some college education will increase the chance of earn more money in the future. College education expands the amounts of opportunities available, which Increases earning potential.
As a member of a college student, tuition inflation rate is one of the most important factors I need to consider. This is because sometimes college or university can be too costly compared to what they have to offer. Since college is very expensive, knowing the trend of how the tuition inflation will manifest itself, allows the student to make the right decision when deciding which college to go to. Also, because the tuition inflation rate can increase or decrease, knowing what to expect will definitely help a student in the long run. Such as, how much money need to save for college tuition, if the student could afford the school their dream of attending, and when they need to transfer.
Ana Lucia Urizar, author of the article titled We’re Being Punished by Crippling Student Debt presents the argument of Student debt and the importance of remedying this topic otherwise face future detrimental effects. Urizar provided statistics suck as the average amount of loans in dollars the class of 2015 had taken out. Ultimately, Urizar’s main argument is that something needs to be done about the exorbitant cost of attending college because it is impeding graduates’ careers, standard of living and ability to fully engage the economy. This argument does well providing strong statistics found through credible sources such as The Wall Street Journal, however, the article failed to provide a counter-argument or different viewpoint regarding
I agree with this article. For-profit colleges help people in their education in a lot of different ways. However, many people earn a degree to get a job. If the debt that they procure while doing so is more money than that which the degree can help pay off, that degree will have lost its meaning. Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus support this argument in their article “Are Colleges Worth the Price of Admission?” when they criticize colleges for not focusing on the right priorities to aid undergraduate learning.