Social Capital And Its Impact On Society Essay

993 Words Dec 2nd, 2016 4 Pages
People go to college for many reasons such as, to earn a degree, experience new opportunities, meet new people, and gain new skills. They also go to gain independence. Many different types of people go to college from the poor to the high class and, that plays a big part in a college student’s experience. Economic capital is when the parents or the students have property, cars, stocks, cash, bonds and other. Social capital is the marital status, position/awards, who a person knows, and the family reputation. Economic Capital is when a person has property, stocks, cash, and bonds. Academic Capital is when the parents or the students have a high school diploma, GED, and a bachelor’s degree or higher from a university or college. Cultural capital is knowing different languages, international traveling, and exposure to arts. The students that do not come from much are the humbled students because they lack in all the capitals. The students that have experience these capitals are the privilege students. Not only does the economic capital matter but the cultural, social, and academic capital can affect a student’s college experience in negative and positive ways. The economic capital can affect a student’s college experience. This type of capital can be positive because it allows the student to be able to deal with school loans. The student will be able to know how to save money and learn how to use credit and debit cards. This capital can allow a student to have a car to get…

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