College Is A Waste Of Time And Money Analysis

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Register to read the introduction… In Caroline Bird’s essay “College is a Waste of Time and Money,” she examines how college has been viewed for so long as the best place to send high school grads no …show more content…
College tuition has increased twice as fast as the overall cost of living. Of course, the typical college response, such as The University of Dayton’s, is that they want each student to be a “well-rounded person.” When graduation arrives, some students feel that they are weak in their career because more time could have been spent on learning within their field of study and less time on wasteful high school general education classes. “If we care what happens to students after college, then lets get involved with what should be one of the basic purposes of education: career preparation” (Bird). The parents or students have to pay almost $20,000 a year to take classes that have close to nothing to do with their major to fulfill a general educational requirement. The student could go to school for only two years and pay $40,000, but The University of Dayton wants more money. Therefore, the student has to pay around $80,000 to get a piece of paper called a diploma, which can only sometimes be useful to tell you the direction of the …show more content…
However, going to college and earning a degree doesn’t guarantee an individual is going to get a job after graduation or even at all. Depending on the career chosen, it could be hard in “the real world” for graduates to find a well-paid job because of the increasing number of students with a college degree. There are large numbers of corporate layoffs nearly everyday, and the number of employers hiring college graduates has decreased significantly over the past couple of years. Many students are frustrated not to be getting job offers. Sometimes, if they find a job, it’s sometimes usually not in what they got their degree

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