College Education Essay

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Is College Still Worth it ?
Since their childrens infancy parents have always encouraged their children to go to college and become a professional. But in this new age economic crisis, is college really worth it? Tuition costs are rising to a criminally high price has everyone arguing. Is college really a good investment? Well in a very short way, yes it is. An investment that makes you 500,000 to a million dollar lifetime payout is uncomparable. In the end, today an average college graduate will make far more over the course of his or her life than the average high-school graduate who doesn't attend college. This in itself should be enough, but there's also a priceless benefit of college. Going to college has been proven to give overall
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College is indeed still worth it.
Going to college has many benefits, but its clearest advantage is your income. Going to college ultimately means that you make more money than you otherwise would without a degree. This is worth far more than college’s upfront price. According to the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey, in 2011 the median income of a high school grad who never went to college was $28,659. for those with some college but no degree, it was $32,036. By contrast, college graduates without advanced degrees had a median income of $49,648. Those with professional degrees had a median income of $87,356, more than three times that for high school grads. Going to college at its minimum will always make far more than a simple high school graduate. Even going to a Community College for two years, and earning your associate's degree which is a very good choice gives you a thirty percent higher yearly income compared to a simple high school graduate. The college payout is real and it is huge.

The average income increase because of college is a million dollars. This far out pays its upfront price which can range from nothing (If you have a fullride to college) to 160k at its most expensive case. As consequence you will make more money and the investment will make sense.We know college is far overpriced and not for everyone but if you're dedicated and get accepted to a decent college, why not make the investment and go ? A degree