The Costs And Consequences Of College Education

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The costs and fees of college education in the U.S. has risen dramatically over the decades. These cost risen high enough to the point where students are estimated to be in thousands of dollars of debt as soon as they graduate college. With a growing competitive job market and with more people attending universities across the nation, it has become much more difficult for men and women to pay off their student debt. Due to the major growth in college tuition and costs, it has become one of the major topics politics. One of the products of the public’s outcry for college affordability is the College for All Act. Introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders, the bill aims to eliminate the tuition and required costs associated with attending public colleges. …show more content…
Over the past few years, college tuition and costs has risen. In recent studies, the average tuition and fees in public four-year colleges have increased dramatically over the past few years. According to Danielle Kutzleben of US News, she reported that in a 2003 to 2013 study that tuition in four-year public colleges in the United States have increased by almost 80%.(1) She had also mentioned that the college tuition increase has outpaced overall percentage of price growth from other categories studied, such as medical care and food in the nation. It is appalling that the price associated with attending colleges has risen in just ten years. In comparison to the other categories that the article describes, tuition appears to has been the most impacted price rise during that timeframe. Even the price college textbooks have risen to the the same percentage increase as college tuition. From data collected in between the years 1985 to 2016 from the nation’s public four-year institutions, CollegeBoard reports that the annual percentage of increase is about 2.4% to 3.0%.(2) They have also mentioned that the percentage of increase of tuition has deceased during the years 2005 to …show more content…
The increase of college costs and student debts in the United States, pushed for the action of the government to take action, such as Senator Bernie Sander’s College for All Act. The bill’s goal is to eliminate the tuition and required costs for a student to attend a public college. The benefits and the disadvantages of the bill reaching these goal establish the impact it would have in the nation if the bill were to passed. Although it is important that the federal government should manage the rising costs of public colleges, the College for All Act should not become a law since it is too radical from the current system of paying for higher

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