College Education

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There is one question that is frequently asked about college education. Is college education really worth the cost? “The evidence is overwhelming that college is a better investment for most graduates than in the past. A new study even shows that a bachelor’s degree pays off for jobs that don’t require one: secretaries, plumbers, and cashiers. And, beyond money, education seems to make people happier and healthier” (Pew Research Center). With college education being the cost it is now, it makes students and parents want to aim at a very inexpensive college, or finish their education at the high school level. A College education is worth the cost because students’ have the opportunity to receive better jobs, learn how to be financially stable…show more content…
For example, “Adults who graduated from a four-year college believe that, on average, they are earning $20,000 more a year as a result of having gotten that degree. Adults who did not attend college believe that, on average, they are earning $20,000 a year less as a result” ( Pew Research Center 1). Furthermore, it seems like the longer you attend college, the more financially stable you may be after college. Additionally, “In 2016-17, published tuition and fee prices rose slightly less than the year before” ( Pew Research Center 1). This shows that certain years to attend college may not be as expensive as earlier years, and depending on what year you go, how many years you go, and what college, it may help with your financial status. Hence, “Nearly every parent surveyed (94%) says they expect their child to attend college, but even as college enrollments have reached record levels, most young adults in this country still do not attend a four-year college. The main barrier is financial” (Pew Research Center 1 ). Of course students do not have to attend a four-year college, but can still attend a two-year college that can teach the students who need the help to be financially stable. Attending a college for a certain amount of years, such as 4 years, may help the students education in being financially
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