Is College Education Worth Going Into Debt? Essay

1896 Words Nov 30th, 2016 8 Pages
When it comes to people who are considering going to college, there are a lot of questions to be asked. It’s a very difficult decision to make and it takes a lot of time and consideration to make such a big decision. Especially if you’re not even sure you want to go but feel pressured to go or feel as though you won’t have a good life or be able to provide for your current/future families if you don’t go. So many people are left asking questions like, “Where should I go? How will I pay for it? Am I mature enough? Am I too old? Am I too young? How am I supposed to know what classes I’m supposed to take since I don’t know what I want to major in?” All of these questions I have either asked, or I have heard people ask. But, the most common question that I have heard, and even asked myself was “Is a college education worth going into debt?” The answer to that question is yes, college education is worth the debt for many reasons. It has been proven that student loans are the second largest source of debt in the U.S, preceded by mortgages (Buried in Student Debt: Is College Education Worth it?). Yet the number of Americans going to college is steadily increasing every year. From 2002 to 2013, college enrollment increased by 20% (Fast Facts). So, at some point you have to ask yourself why the college enrollment number is increasing and you have to dig in and do some research and find out if it’s something you should start to consider and educate yourself on what it would be like…

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