Benefits Of A College Education

900 Words Aug 11th, 2014 4 Pages
There are countless of benefits when going to college, as there is a greater significance to a college education than money. You will gain the knowledge that will get you further in life than others. Expanding the way you learn, think, and express yourself is necessary if you want to be successful in whatever you decide to do. Without a college education, you will not have many choices when looking for a job. An associate, bachelors, masters, and so on, will help you with a career of your choice. Should All Students go to College or Not? I believe only people who are determined to succeed should go to college. However, what type of college? Should you go to a trade school? Community college? Four-year university? That is up to you and only you. Don’t go to college because others tell you it is an elite choice. Instead, go for your well-being.
In the essay “College In America,” Caroline Bird discusses how all high school graduates are pushed to pursuing higher education; however, college is not the best choice for all. Americans think every high school alumni should attend college. In the American culture there are expectations that buildup competition, making elders believe that it is necessary and “natural” for everyone to get an education. During the 1950’s, America was the first to believe in pursuing higher education. Then, during the 1960’s, state universities were rapidly built making elders such as parents wanting all young people to attend college (Bird 206-07).…
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