Explain Why College Is Necessary Essay

1911 Words 8 Pages
College: Is it really necessary? Most are raised with the mindset that college the next step of the checklist of your life. You are supposed to graduate high school, go to and graduate college, get a successful job because that is what college is for, and create a family. How dare you think that you can go out of this order, or even skip a step of this process. Schooling and higher education is not everyone’s cup of tea, some just do not perform well in these situations, that does not mean that they are living life wrong if they do not attend. Personally, I do not have a set way of living life, if you do not go to college, go ahead that is on you, it is definitely harder to further your career in most ways without a college degree, but go ahead. I agree with most when they say “it’s just a piece of paper, it should not determine your life” because yes, it is just a piece of paper you can become successful without it, but at the same time I would feel wrong not having these degrees. There are many factors in …show more content…
College does not just prepare you for jobs, but more importantly for real life with a successful future. (Hrabowski 260). Most just jump to the conclusion that they can not go to college because of the prices and just give up, that is where financial aid packages come to play because when there’s a will, there’s a way. What these kind of people do not realize is that “college graduates are much more likely to be employed than those with only a high school diploma and earn substantially higher salaries” (Hrabowski 260). Owen and Sawhill also mention the gap between high school diploma holders and Bachelor Degree holders, with that gap earning being a $15,000 difference (210). That $15,000 is a big jump from you being considered middle class, or upper class, same goes from being lower class to middle

Related Documents