Is going to college really worth it? There is no doubt about it, the rising cost of tuition in this country is making college a worse and worse deal for American students. The college costs are rising faster than health care or gas prices in most cases students tend to say that if a teacher has a top student, he or she is the one who gets good grades. However, according to Education Sector, a non-profit education think tank, only 57 percent of bachelor degree students graduate in six years. Colleges restrict young people’s lives because after college they have debt of $50,000 or more to repay due to student loans.
It will take away funds, but think how much colleges are making per year from students! “The price of attending a public four-year college has risen 27 percent beyond inflation over the past five years.” People might also say that it is a privilege not a job. A privilege is defined as a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group of people. You don’t sign up for a privilege. Athletes should be paid to do sports in college.
Recently in Texas, there is some controversy about the cost of tuition when trying to pursue a higher education. While pursuing a college degree can be beneficial, it can also be difficult for a family to pay for at least one child to go to college. The tuition of college over the past years have dramatically increased to where a family sending one child to college can put them into some serious debt. Students and parents believe that having a fixed tuition rate will help and ease the pain of paying tuition. The University of Texas System Regents are working on having a four year fixed tuition plan that will help families pay for their children to get a higher education.
Two-year colleges give those of lower income levels the opportunity to a lower cost education. I feel Perlstein is incorrect, and even as the income difference between rich and poor stays unbalanced, a two-year college can give an education opportunity to those who wish to learn, but cannot afford a four-year university. A graduate of a four-year university may have trouble finding a job after graduation, and also be in debt without an income. Whereas, a graduate of a two-year college may have an easier time finding employment and then having the means to save money to attend a four-year university without having to take out loans. I fully believe that only those who have attended college can truly talk about their experiences.
The college you got into says a lot about your ability and how a student stuck it out for four years, but the degree itself doesn’t qualify the graduate for anything. “ More than 45% of high school graduates enroll in college after graduation. That’s nearly half the graduating class that attends college. No information tell us what proportion of those students really wanted to go to a four-year college/university.” Most teens oppt. out of vocational training
It is increasingly affecting older folks that decide to go back to college. The current federal aid legislation designed to give student-loan borrowers some relief does not do enough to assist older people. “Delinquency rates among older borrowers have grown, from about 6 percent in 2004 to more than 12 percent last year, according to the Federal Reserve” (Patton). The increasing amount of borrowers, the rising tuition costs, the struggle to retire comfortably, and the struggle to find a stable job by all college graduates due to the recent recession should be reasons as to why there should be programs that assist elderly individuals with their student loans. Over the years the value of a college degree has drastically burgeoned.
American Goverment The Rising Cost of College Tuition The government greatly impacts the future of our generaition by rising the cost of education at the community college level. College after high school is not always an option after graduating in finacial terms. Community colleges allow low-cost education to individuals who can not afford the finacial burden of a 4-year university. However, this year they raised the amount of money per unit from $26 to $36. “This cut translates into approximately 400,000 students losing access to classes, and as many as 350,000 students could lose access to a community college education.” According to the college board, “The average tuition and fees for a 2-year public school is $2,713, while for a 4-year instate is $7,605 for the year 2011.” However, this does not cover all the necesities for school and living.
Debt Is Piling Up Faster for Most Graduate Students--but Not MBAs Keywords: graduate student debt; MBA debt; MBA tuition; New America Education Policy Program; student loans A New America Foundation study says typical graduating MBAs had the same debt in 2004 as in 2012; other graduate students bore heavier loads Financial Aid Career & Work A degree from one of Bloomberg Businessweek's top 10 MBA programs will set you back more than $111,000 on average, at least before financial aid. If that kind of price tag causes you to break out in hives, you're probably not a prospective MBA: New research shows the median debt load of a business school grad remained steady from 2004 to 2012, even as tuition costs increased, indicating that MBAs
School also doesn’t start there until the age of seven which is different than here; we usually start at four or five. There is one thing that they do that makes their educational system leaps and bounds above ours, they make college free (Haglund)! Compare that to the United States where you are paying sometimes up to $50,000 a year to attend a prestigious university. This is why our educational system is failing. College is too expensive for the middle-class man to afford.
Without a college degree anyone could end up not be able to provide for themselves or family. Then, the next question is is a college degree still necessary to be successful in the “American Dream”? A college degree is not necessary because a college degree will not always guarantee employment, will not make you more employable than the next, and it creates debt. A college degree is not necessary because many people have developed skills and became successful without college. How can we as people apply ourselves to the “American Dream”, if we are paying back student loans that could take over 10 years plus.