Essay about The Cost Of A Public University

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In 1983 the cost of a public university was $3,433 that figure would be in the value of the dollar at its current price. The price in 2013 is $18,110 that figure is also using the current value of the dollar (Fast Facts). In thirty years the cost of a bachelor’s degree has increased approximately 527%. The costs and time to attain a college degree is expensive. In a chart published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics which shows the employment data for people over 25 year of age based on their highest level of education. The chart illustrates people with only a high school diploma between 4 to 5 percent were unemployed in 2016 compared to people with a bachelor’s degree who have an unemployment rate between 2 to 3 percent (Table A-4. Employment Status of the Civilian Population 25 Years and over by Educational Attainment). In today’s job market there is a great deal of uncertainty. Is a post-secondary education or training worth it? A post-secondary education is worth the costs and time as long has one choose the right major and university and avoids for-profit schools.
In doing research on the issue of is college worth it I stumbled upon several articles. One of the article was written by Jeffery J. Selingo which was titled “Is a College Degree Still worth it?” in the article Selingo stated he believes college is still worth the costs and time, but he articulates the importance of choosing the right major and university. He views a college education as an investment he…

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