English 152 30 September 2013 Alcohol abuse effecting academic performance needs to be written about because there are strong cases for both sides of the argument, it is a current and interesting topic, and people need to be informed on how alcohol may be a direct cause of failing performance in school. A private college is a business, not all students go to college to party, and Alcohol on campus causes more problems than it is worth. Alcohol abuse on campus affects student’s academic performance negatively. A private college is a business. Parents spend a lot of money for their son or daughter to better them through higher education.
"Ways To Improve College Education"! Why College education is so important? America's colleges and universities are in crisis. They cost far too much: America spends thousands more per post-secondary student than any other OECD nation. For all that money, we achieve outcomes: 42 percent of students who enter a four-year institution fail to leave that school with a degree within six years, and studies find that many students' improvement in thinking skills is insignificant or nonexistent.
According to a U.S. Census on school enrollment, there are 14, 261, 778 students enrolled in colleges across the nation. Over half of these will graduate with loan debt by the time they earn their bachelor’s degree due to increasing costs of a college education. College costs will continue to rise, leaving students with more debt to repay after graduation. Whether rising costs are due to getting a better education or simply a lack of federal financial aid, college education is not cheap and students have to take out loans to pay for their college educations. College educations were never considered “cheap” by any means.
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.
The top reason the dropouts gave for leaving college was that it was just too hard to support themselves and go to school at the same time. Balancing work and school was a bigger barrier than finding money for tuition, they said. In fact, more than a third of the dropouts said that even if they got a grant that covered their books and tuition, it would be hard to go back to school, given their work and family commitments. Among those who completed a degree, 72 percent had household incomes above $35,000. Among the dropouts, more
The bachelor’s degree Only slightly more than 50 percent of American students who enter college leave with a bachelor’s degree. College is the place where students make the biggest decision of their life that may change their entire professional future. Some students cannot finish their bachelor’s degree due to many different reasons. Those are they are academic unprepared, family issues and financial problems. Students are sometimes academically unprepared to finish their college education.
So, how could someone pay for it? Scholarships are becoming increasingly harder to receive because more people require them to get into the school of their choice. I know personally that I will not be able to go to my preferred school if I do not get a decent scholarship. College tuition is simply too high; colleges must reduce or freeze their tuition to make an education at their school accessible to all. People that come up with these prices for tuition are not thinking about the accessibility they need to have to prospective students.
Educational Benefits of a College Education In the article, “Is College Worth It,” Richard Vedder argues that college is not worth going for everyone. Explaining that college tuition has increased by double and is often more expensive than what students can afford, Vedder argues that it might be better to choose not going to college for some students. In addition, he states that after graduation from college there are not enough professional jobs. He concludes that students should consider whether college is worth it or not based on their academic levels. Although Vedder’s argument is somewhat convincing because he points out the economic problems of a college education, he neglects educational benefits that students could get from a college education.
Credit Cards and Student Loans are unavoidable. Attending college or a university is a huge step for many graduating high school students. It's a transition from a teenager to a full functioning adult, but for many students this means freedom from blabbering parents. What they don't understand however, is that this transition also calls for responsibility, not only responsibility for school but also for monetary reasons. Nowadays Community colleges, four-year Universities, and Private Universities are more expensive than ever.
With this in mind, without a college education makes it hard to compete for a high-paying job in the world that we live in today. A higher education comes with a price, and that price is high tuitions. Many high school graduates are discouraged from going to college because of their fear of going into debt like my brother. But a higher education is an investment that if done right, will pay off in the future like my sister. The growing economy makes not having a college education no longer an option to be taking lightly.