Why College Isn’t Worth It Attending college is something that many High School students look forward to as a buffer or a way to make the transition into adulthood easier, but a rising question has people considering: Is going to college really worth it? While some describe college as their best years, it leaves most attendees in debt and with a degree they may never use. Between tuition fees, traveling, housing, food, and textbooks, all college students are bound to owe at least a few thousand. In 2014, the average student loan debt was between 24,000 and 33,000, varying by state. “Seven in 10 seniors (69%) who graduated from public and nonprofit colleges in 2014 had student loan debt, with an average of $28,950 per borrower.
A senior in college sports has no pay rate, and a rookie in professional sports can earn a multi-million dollar contract. The difference can be a one-year gap. College athletes are not allowed to be paid, but receive a scholarship instead. Many college athletes do not put the scholarships to good use, they often end up with low paying jobs after school, and colleges have lots of money to fund pay for athletes. If there is absolutely no way a college athlete can be paid, there are different solutions such as colleges helping students to focus on education more than playing sports.
Argumentative Essay Every year in the spring time high school graduates are standing around deciding whether or not they are going to take the next step in their lives, whether or not they are going to go to college. Many people believe that college is not worth it, I disagree. College education is worth the expense of tuition. Even though you could have student loans that you will have to pay back after college, it will be worth it in the long run. After you have finished paying off your student debt because of your college classes and education that you obtained, you will be left with more job opportunities.
According to Storms, the core problem for graduating college students is debt. In the article, Storms explains how we are told that having a bachelor’s degree will double a person 's earning. Even though this may or may not be true, there is still the fear of paying back student loans after graduation. It is obvious that not every degree is guaranteed a job straight out of college in the field one chooses. Storms also gives the story of his family using the fear of debt as an excuse to not to go to college.
Does one even have enough to pay standard bills? The cost doesn’t stop there, so were those thousands of dollars spent really worth it? That’s what most ask themselves at night when they can’t sleep because they’re figuring out how to pay their light bill. The ground on wages fluctuates by year, “hourly wages for young college-educated men in 2000 were $22.75, but that dropped by almost a full dollar to $21.77 by 2010. For young college-educated women, hourly wages fell from $19.38 to $18.43 over the same period” (“New College Grads Losing Ground on Wages.”).
If college students can’t afford college, then why doesn't the government lower the cost or pay for the college? This debate on whether or not the government should or should not interfere with college tuition has always been questioned. Almost all of the college students that I know have already wondered that question as to why. It just doesn’t make sense. Being a junior in high school, I’ve been told to start my search for a college.
Although one might say attending college is a good thing, it can also be a bad thing. Parents can be proud of their kids for going to college, but some think college is not worth the time and benefits. Parents work really hard for this money and what happens if the student fails and drop out from college. What happens if you don’t do well in college and you don’t get a degree. Some parents think earning a college degree is useless especially if they are paying for your tuition.
According to Consumer Report, if a student drops out, or graduates and is either unemployed or underemployed, it may be next to impossible to pay back student loans. There are countless amount of jobs that do not require a college degree that has as admirable income. Such as but not limited to; manufacturing sales rep, insurance sales agents and plumbers who all have an average income of about $50,000. The real question in this debate is would you rather have that college experience ,work your dream job and wake up every morning enjoying your career ? Or, would you rather not have that college experience and wake up every morning not enjoying your career?
It's completely ludicrous to make us pay for classes that we already know the material for. Paying for the first two years of college leads to more debt for not only yourself, but the college that you choose as well. In America, 70% of college students are in debt. To be more specific we are currently $1.2 trillion in student debt. The reason being is because college is just simply to expensive.
College is where people who want to pursue a higher education go to better themselves. Going to college is no walk in the park especially if you live away from home and out-of-state, Argument ably College is where someone actually finds themselves, but not everyone finishes college, some drop out but why? There are many reasons why college students drop out of school in United States. Such Factors as financial support, over worked, or unexpected life changing events would be the causes of a student wanting to drop out One of the main reasons that college dropout rates are high through the United States is because most students do not have a stable financial support. 9 times out of 10 if a person goes away from home to go to college they are young inexperienced and are lacking employment opportunity skills.