Should College Be An Adult? College? Essay

1685 Words Nov 20th, 2015 7 Pages
Brights lights. A stage, beautifully covered with flowers. Hundreds of my friends and colleagues by my side. Our class was preparing for the biggest event in a high school student’s life - Graduation. The four years of struggle finally came to an end when I received my diploma. However, I realized that as soon as I walk out the doors to meet my family and friends, my life will no longer be just “fun and games.” My life was about to change, and from that day forth, I would have to think and act like an adult. But what was the next step to becoming an adult? College? Yes, college was of course the next step for me and it should also be the next step for all high school graduates. College has many advantages that many people do not realize until they graduate. It is true that college can hurt a person financially. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the average cost for all four-year institutions is 23,872 dollars. Between 2002 and 2013, prices for undergraduate tuition, room, and board rose 39 percent at public institutions and 27 percent a private institutions (1). However, the Fed study indicates that the benefits of college outweigh the cost (1). Furthermore, a college can also help a person reduce their chances of unemployment (Peralta). The current debate surrounding the costs and benefits of a college education can have a dramatic turnaround with the following three factors: employment, lifestyle, and personal development. According to Anthony…

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