Is College Worth It

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Can you afford to pay for school tuition that is equal to owning a small house? A college level job could pay for this house in less than three years. So, is the debt worth it in the long term? In the articles “Is College Worth It?” by Quinton Skinner and “College Calculus” John Cassidy, the authors point out the advantages and disadvantages of attending college. One statistic is seventy five percent of high school seniors get accepted to their first-choice schools, but only fifty seven percent have the money to afford it. In looking at the issue of is college worth it, by weighing the pros and cons, one can conclude that college is most definitely worth it.
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There are many valid points against going to college. One of the most common points is that college can be expensive. This is true if a student is attending a prestigious school such as Harvard or Yale. These are high-level institutions that do not offer many scholarships. Smaller schools like Dunwoody and Normandale offer higher education at a much lower cost. If students attend expensive universities, they can take out loans or get a job to pay off school. It is possible to go to your dream school and pay it off through working. This helps students with money and time management. Many students that graduate in four years will have significantly less debt than those who switch majors and take seven years to get a degree. Motivated and driven students can easily pay off debt. Another argument is that college wouldn’t necessarily guarantee you a job in your career. College is not about finding a single job. College “will enrich your life and provide lessons that extend beyond any individual job. There are centuries of experience providing support for that notion” (Cassidy 5). Cassidy also goes on to explain that college is also better for the public in decision-making. College educates students in more than just a classroom setting. It helps with the overall development of the brain and communicational skills. Even if you are not thinking about attending college, there are college options in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines. R.O.T.C. (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) offers young adults an opportunity to serve in the military in exchange for paying all or even part of a students education. Students today have plenty of opportunities to succeed in college. There are multiple ways to pay for college, many different higher-education facilities, and opportunities to nurture skills and talents to become an overall better

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