In today’s society, the idea of receiving a college education leaves, you, and many other incoming high school graduates whether it is a good idea to attend or not. According to Danielle Kurtzleben, a college degree is, “..greater than it has been in nearly half a century, at least when compared to the prospect of not getting a degree.” Naturally many of you, without thinking, apply for colleges before or even after your high school graduation. Others decide to simply go into the work force, military, or stay unemployed for a while.
The debate over a question every student argues about is whether college worth it in long run? That is why I am here today to tell you college is your best option. Many of you may believe college is not worth it due to tuition increasing every year with interest rate and the questionable job marketing we have today. Others believe college will benefit an individual’s career and the potential to earn more money throughout their career. A lot of people in our society view higher education as an investment that will pay off in the long run but many others would tell you that you are just wasting time and money. I have heard of people getting rich of videos on YouTube or making money within their homes with just a phone and internet. Others have been fortunate to be born with a family of fortune. In other cases, people create their own businesses like Evan Williams and Mark Zuckerberg. They both created their own app that is well known worldwide as of today, facebook and twitter, and have become successful off their ideas.
Evan and Mark both dropped out from college within their first year. They did not graduate or receive anything. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for the other millions of people that live in the United States. People, like myself, come from low-income families that do not have the money to be inherited or have a billion dollar idea. That is why higher education is worth it. It is another way for people to become more successful. More successful than their parents.
More successful than those who thought college was a waste of time. It provides a chance for people to be rich or be happy with their career they plan to study. The amount you gain upon graduation from college is why those four or more years are worth the time and investment. An article written by Danielle Kurtzleben in the website usnews.
com show the public a comparison of statistics of an average college graduate and a high school graduate. The college graduates just receiving four more years of studying will make more than their less educated peers. They intend to make more than $17,500 with just a Bachelor’s. Of course, the more your degree is worth, the more income you will receive upon your start of your career. This illustrates, with the statistics Danielle shows us, that more people are in need to go to college to receive a degree because it will get them a job that will increase their income. This will affect the way you guys want to live in the future. That is why the college is worth so much because you will be making more.
Nowadays, people’s income with just a high school degree earns less than they did before. They used to make $12,000, but now they only make one-third of that amount. College graduates have more and better employment opportunities than their less educated peers.
This applies to many of the college freshmen attending now, simply because they are studying to get a better job. In October 2017, the unemployment rate for college graduates among the age of 25 and over with a Bachelor’s degree was 2.5% compared to those with 3.
8% with some college or associate’s degree, 5.3% for high schoolers and 7.7% for high school dropouts. College graduates are more likely to receive the job than their less educated peers It gives the employer you are applying for another reason you are the one to hire for the job. A college degree shows that you have skills and mindset to complete the tasks that were needed to do. A college degree opens up many job opportunities within your field and outside of your field. According to research website marist.edu, show us that once a college graduate gets their first job, they are prime candidates for getting a promotion, so they are more likely to increase their income.
Having a Bachelor’s degree will also secure your job position. You have to be determined as well. It is also putting in the work for after and during college. Simply the students who stop trying dropout of college. Those who think a college education is not worth it believe that college can become a setback in life due to the thousands of dollars that college students are spending on tuition and books. Most of the students worry about ending up paying student loan for the rest of their life or going into debt.
Yes, College is quite expensive, and is something all of us can not afford at the moment. However, that is not the case. Most students are able to get federal pell grants, scholarship that are meant for undergraduates seeking financial help. This allows many of you (high school students) to reduce the cost or even cover your whole expenses.
The career you choose would play a huge role too because the job will benefit you in a long run due to the amount of income you will gain afterward upon graduation. This only applies to certain majors people choose today.