College Should Not Be Denied Of Higher Education Essay

1640 Words Oct 30th, 2016 7 Pages
1.2 trillion dollars is the official amount of the U.S. student debt. To put it into perceptive, a trillion dollars alone could buy all of the United States professional sports leagues and still leave well over three-quarters of the fortune left. Currently, the average debt for a college graduate is topping off at over $33,000. Even the average household only owes $6,600 on their credit cards. Debt.org found that just about $3,000 of student debt is accrued ever second. For a majority of future college students, these numbers seem frightening. College hopefuls should not be denied of a higher education due to the fear of becoming overwhelmed in student debt. U.S. government needs to make a college degree more attainable for students from all economic income levels. By funding more college educations with the budget surplus the economy and standard living would rise, unemployment rate would fall, and more students would get the education they deserve. The Bureau of Labor Statics states that in Texas the unemployment rate is at 4.8%. Though that may seem like a small number, this actually means nearly 347, 717 people are unemployed. That number is for just Texas alone. The national unemployment rate is 5.0%. That figures out to 7,939,000 people in the United States not having jobs. How is it a country that is held up to be one of the best in the world could have nearly 8 million unemployed citizens? Though a partial amount of unemployment is cause by people with…

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