The Cost Of College Tuition Essay

1496 Words Jan 19th, 2016 6 Pages
A college education is more important - but more expensive - than ever before. In a society where a higher education is the key to opportunity, it is becoming increasingly important to obtain a college degree in order to live a successful and comfortable life. However, affordable college tuition is not a reality in the United States. The cost of college tuition sometimes prevents otherwise capable students from ever reaching their full potential. Many other graduates will leave college with debt that will prevent them from starting a family, living without government assistance and making investments in a home or car. While some government actions has been taken to make college more affordable, it has not been enough. College is an important and beneficial investment for all. The College for All Act, drafted by Senator Bernie Sanders recognizes this and will provide free college tuition at all 4 year public universities in the United States. It is not hard to see that having a college education has numerous benefits for not only an individual, but also benefits a society as whole, which is why government action is needed to ensure a better educated society. In general, higher levels of education directly correlate with average income. On average, high school graduates earn about $30,000 per year, Bachelor graduates earn about $50,000 per year and graduates that hold a master’s, phD or professional degree earn about $70,000 per year (“Benefits of Earning a College Degree”).…

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