Essay on The Cost Of Higher Education

2322 Words Apr 7th, 2016 10 Pages
Each year the cost of higher education goes up, 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 dollars in debt. People say you cannot put a price or value on education, but a four year degree at a United States college racks up to at least 60,000 dollars. 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. With the dollar amount racking up, colleges are on the fall, because money put towards the cost doesn’t even go toward the betterment of the educational system. It is important to have a nice campus that makes incoming college students want to stay, but the most important part of going to college, is for the education. The cost of higher education needs to be lowered, unless the betterment of educational programs are the focal point, a plush living area, stadiums, and administers, are not to be the main focus, the student body is. 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…

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