The Cost Of College Sports Essay

1239 Words Mar 22nd, 2016 null Page
Each year the cost for higher education goes up each year, schools find a way to charge more for something new. Most 18 year olds in America go to college to get a good job. That is why this country’s’ students have racked up $1.1 trillion in debt. People say you cannot put a price/value on education, but a four year degree at a United States college racks up to at least $60,000. The price of college has risen more than four times faster than inflation since 1978, but most of this money hasn’t gone toward the betterment of education. The money goes toward plush living areas, stadiums, administers, etc. Schools continue to compete for students by working to attract top faculty, build and maintain the latest facilities and offer the next generation of students’ amenities that can be touted on campus tours for prospective applicants. The rising cost of college sports including generous coaching salaries—has also raised concerns, especially when tuition subsidizes money-losing programs and increases the financial burden on students who don 't take part in athletics. With schools trying to compete to be the best, they make it harder for students to even attend their school with nice facilities and sports teams.
The ongoing rise in costs has stretched families ' capacity to pay for college to nearly the breaking point. To make up the gap, millions of students and families every year are forced deeper into debt to make up the difference—around $100 billion a year is borrowed…

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