There are many factors that can influence a person to decide whether or not they want to go to college. According to article 3- “Skills, With No Credential, Are No Longer Enough” by Kevin Carey from Room for Debate, The New York Times, “Not everyone is willing or able to get a bachelor's degree. But everyone should at least have the chance to try.” College may not be for everyone but it doesn't hurt to try. Some people may argue college ain’t worth it, it's too expensive and a waist of time.
Should everyone go to college? College is a place for young adults to grow and be prepared for the future. The author of “Too Many People Are Going to College” Charles Murray, believes that college is not for everybody and is not an important step for you adults. I believe everyone should go, because going to college we can gain more knowledge, learn how to manage class and time, become mature as adults, and learn how living on your own is more difficult since we have to make our own decisions as young adults. The one point Charles Murray makes about not everyone is fit to going to college.
High school students are encouraged and/or expected to attend a four-year university where they can achieve a Bachelor's degree. They are told if they get their Bachelor’s, they can get a good paying job. Not only that, but there's the mentality that if you don’t go to college, you’re not successful in life. It's important be well informed because that saying is not true all the time. Some people don’t need to go to a four-year college because it's not for everyone.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” -Nelson Mandela. If a person does not get a proper education, they may find their adult life filled with more challenges than their college-educated peers. Americans should go to college because they will make more money, and mature mentally - making life easier for them.
Why go to college? College isn’t for everyone. However, studies have proven that college graduates earn 84% more than high school graduates in 2011. College can make the rest of your life a living dream. In addition to the promise of a higher salary, college offers a myriad of benefits to students who participate in the academic experience.
College is worthy. Generally, the income for workers who have college degrees is higher than income for workers who don’t have the degrees. Everyone knows that. Honestly, I was sick of discussing “should we go to college?” in a college class.
Ashley Gay English 112-4244 Mr. Neagle 2/22/18 College is Right for Everyone When you were in high school, did your parents ever tell you that college was the best way to go? I am sure they gave you reasons why they thought that was true and maybe you didn’t agree with them. However, they are right, it is the best option after high school.
In his essay, "College isn't for Everyone. Let's Stop Pretending It Is," Michael Petrilli uses the title of his article to clearly state the opinion that college is simply not for everyone. He supports this opinion on the statistically low college graduation rate of lower income students. He links this low rate of graduation to poor performance in high school, which leaves students unready for college upon completion of twelfth grade. On the job technical training is presented as a viable alternative to college, where a skill can be obtained to provide a career.
Should Everyone go to college? According to, Should everyone go to college by Stephenie Owen and Isabel Sawhill attending college and getting a degree is not a great investment for everyone. Of course going to college is a positive, but what is the outcome of someone actually completing a degree. More and more students are enrolling but are not completing leaving them with no degree, in debut and with no future payoff.
Today, higher education has become a consumer product. College is now being a debated topic on the daily. In the past college wasn’t as debated as today. Students should reconsider attending college. College puts many in debt and unemployed.