The truth is that a college education is a massive gamble. For millions of Americans it works out well, but millions of other college graduates have found themselves completely unable to get a quality job in this economy and yet they are still trapped in a nightmare of student loan debt from which there is no escape. Millions of young Americans have discovered that they have become "indentured servants" the moment they graduate. The entire system encourages our young people to take out whatever college loans they "need" without worrying how they will pay them back because a college education is such a good "investment". Once upon a time, a college education was actually an almost automatic ticket to the middle class.
They make money of our tuition, books, dorming, and transportation just to name a few things. Even with student loans we pay so much more then what we planned to pay. In the end college is just a really complicated expense. I find this interesting because you don’t really need college to do pursue your career (in some cases not every case). If you choose not to go to college you can use your money to invest in other things that can benefit you and can help you later on in life.
Which bring up the big question should every American go to college? is gaining a college degree the only way to have a more meaningful richer life? A piece of paper from a college does not gurantee a person anything but having a degree can be a great boost. Early colleges in the U.S. were small and designed primarily for the upper class.At the turn of the 20th century, many more colleges and universities emerged to serve a much larger segment of the population.There are still large disparities between Caucasian and minority groups enrollment in college. Outside of the U.S., a much smaller percentage of students attend college.
Only I think of the ‘luxury’ as being able to step into and attend college classes daily. Many students are denied the privilege to even be accepted to a university based on their income, ability to pay for tuition costs, and time juggling a full time job. While I agree that trade schools and training program degrees may be appropriate for many individuals, I personally think that one obtains a well-rounded education when taking classes in the Liberal Arts and can obtain more ‘real world’ training if laid off from employment and forced to take an unfamiliar job. Many need to be able to continue to provide for themselves, and often a family with no advisement or help from others. I agree again with Ungar on his theory that “it is often difficult to explain the advantages of a liberal-arts education to people from other cultures, where it is common to
Financial Aid for College Students Desi Curry Everest Online University ENC1101-111 Financial Aid for College Students Many people say that they cannot attend college because they can’t pay for it. I can agree that college can be expensive, but there are plenty of ways to make college affordable. The average cost of a private, four-year College is well over $20,000 per academic year. (Scholarships.org, 1999-2011) Divide this figure in half and you have the average tuition for a public university; in half again, the still formidable tuition at a community college. (Scholarships.org, 1999-2011) This can be overwhelming to some people and be a stumbling block for furthering their education.
It doesn't like 4 years university which is research based, community college tends to open class for local business suit. That leads to the large amount of our students in community college are half-time students to purse further education. These students have the right to , and also allow to inquire a reasonable and affordable fee for a qualitative education. Infinitely increasing tuition will hit the student and contradict the real purpose of the community college .Increasing the fee is just a short term
4 May 2013 Should Texas have fixed tuition in all colleges and universities? Introduction Education is a big part of today’s society because without proper education a person does not have the knowledge or know-how of how to preform the skills that are required in a job that they will have in the future. Nowadays, most college graduates get paid more and are more likely to get and keep a job compared to a high school graduate (Rampell). Although having a college degree is good to have because of job opportunities and better pay, there is a problem most people have in pursuing a college degree and that is tuition. Recently in Texas, there is some controversy about the cost of tuition when trying to pursue a higher education.
I do understand that is cost a lot of money to run a college. When you think about even the smallest things such as electricity for the whole campus, water, lighting for each building and room, and the staff of the university all has to be paid, so that there is a major cost. But then universities give out scholarships and I’m sure that is given out, that cost for that person’s attendance is dispersed among everyone else who is paying to attend. Therefore, I believe college cost must be lowered. The reason why what I’m claiming is true is because the average graduate a couple years back walked away from university
This means students have to apply for loans, which can take years to pay off. By reducing the cost of tuition more students would be able to go to college. This would not only help them get degrees but also help them establish their future. While education prices are tremendously high, there is a solution: online education.
You know, all the classy gentlemen go to college, or at least that’s what tradition says. College or university might be the mainstream and what`s becoming the normal thing to do, and with our society’s view right now, anyone who doesn’t attend post-secondary education could be seen as a lower class citizen, which isn`t a good thing. The university/college situation right now is set up to be so high pressure for young people leaving high school. But we have to consider that more degrees correlate with higher unemployment rate. Our society undervalues entrepreneurial work, trade skills, and it discourages young people from pursuing this type of education after high school.