College Still Matters

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The constant increase of college tuition has provoked many students and parents to question the worth of attending a college. Even politicians see that high tuition rate is something that should be reconstructed to allow those with less money to pursue their intellectual goals. Even with the high cost there are numerous studies, surveys, and statistics that show the value of a bachelor’s degree –although attending college without a goal or a career in mind may be a waste of money and time. A business degree is a broad term to engulf the wide spectrum of skills necessary in the business industry. Such skills are financial, accounting, managerial, sales, and marketing. Attending college to acquire a business degree is a worthy investment despite …show more content…
Although there is a job for everyone out there a business will always pick someone with relevant and better skills for a specific job. Although in today’s information age anyone is capable of learning the skills necessary for a job, however, the employer will take a bachelor’s degree over someone’s word. In the article “3 Reason College Still Matters” by Andrew Delbanco explains a few reasons why college still important, one of them being the value of a bachelor’s degree as he said, “Its’ clear that a college degree long ago supplanted the high school diploma as the minimum qualification for entry into the skilled labor market.” The high school diploma it is not sufficient to be competitive in a job market where a certain skill, and work effort is expected. A degree in business informs the employer that an individual is capable of working in the industry, and has the work ethic; as completing college demands more work than completing high school. A business degree allows a person to obtain a wide variety of jobs, from financial adviser to accountant. David Robinson in his article “College is Still Worth it, Despite the Cost” investigates the problem graduates have in acquiring jobs in their field of study. Richard Deitz said, “We’re not saying that, if you look at these trends, this tells you what major you should be in because, obviously other …show more content…
Attending college may be difficult if a person with little money to spare. In the article “The Cost of College: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” published by Forbes, and written by Mike Patton talks about the cost of college and its rising prices over the years. Patton writes, “The average annual cost of tuition and fees at a public university for the 2014-15 school year was $9,139 for an in-state student and $22,598 for out-of-state students. The average cost of a private university was much higher at $31,231 for the same period.” The high tuition prices scares many people into pursuing a college degree, as the idea of paying tens of thousands of dollars may not be in their financial capabilities at the moment. The question about the cost of college is asked by many families who want their children to be successful, and in the article “College is Still Worth it, Despite the Cost” Robinson asks a similar question, “is a college degree worth the cost, which easily can top $80,000 over four years at a state university and double that at a pricier private school?”

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