Benefit Of Higher Education

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In the last decades the cost of college has dramatically escalated through the roof, and with it the necessity of possessing a degree to be competent in most jobs. Today many people have decided to not attend college and discourage from attending because of the high costs. What they do not realize it that not pursuing a higher education makes them fall behind in today’s society. College does imply a lot of work and, money to be successful and that is probably a reason that discourages people from attending. Despite the expenses and effort college implies, it is worth it because the economic opportunities a college degree represents exceeds the education costs; it provides useful skills, and it is crucial for society’s future. People who oppose …show more content…
The beneficiary of the education receives a personal satisfaction lacked by people who did not pursue a higher education. “Studies conducted by the College Board and others like it have found that those who have completed additional schooling are not only more well-equipped to handle mental challenges, but also report a higher level of satisfaction when doing so.” This is stated in “Why Your College Degree Has More Value Than You Think.” The statement is true, if a person completes a challenge such as the one college can be it gives them a sense of accomplishment lacked by others. After all education is power. Something like education cannot be taken away from a person, it will stay with them for a very long time. Even if the person changes paths of life or decides to do something completely different with their life they will always have the satisfaction of higher education, along with knowledge. The person has already acquired lifelong trait that can be used at any moment to improve their life. Higher education also appears to be improving the lives of the people around the holders. According to Collage Board’s “The Benefits of Higher Education for Individuals and Society” individuals with higher education also tend to have a higher involvement in their community through giving back in many different ways. One implication made is …show more content…
This is false as a college degree provides a life-long career and a notable difference on income. In “Even With Debt, College Still Pays Off” Gillian B. White she states, “recent college grads aged 22 to 26 have earnings that are 83 percent higher than early-career workers who have only a high-school diploma,” proving that despite the economic cost college pays itself. The article also highlights unemployment rates, which seem to be an overplayed card used to defend the unnecessity of higher education. It demonstrates the impact of a college degree even in hard times where unemployment affects Americans with and without a career. The graphs presented by White shows how the unemployment rate for recent high school diploma holders in 2012 was 17.8%, compared to a 7.5% rate among recent college graduates. In addition it shows the annual earnings for people with different levels of education. The difference is immense even when the most experienced education holders are compared. An experienced college graduate makes over $80,000 a year, versus the $45,000 made by experiences high school graduates. The numbers speak for themselves to prove that even in the darkest times a higher education can make a positive impact for its

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