Higher Education And High Education

957 Words Jul 31st, 2015 4 Pages
Higher education has evolved to become one of the principal means in educating individuals in specific areas of study such as engineering, management, or the sciences. Universities and colleges are the places where people go seeking for higher education. It is the reason why the world is where it is today. Almost all of the inventions that make our life easier today are the outcome of education. Some students will do whatever they can to make sure they end up in one of these places. Higher education has been a very important topic for students and their families: some believe that the cost of higher education is too high; others argue that it is not, and also those who thinks there is no real outcome to higher education.
There are many people who believe that the cost of college is very high. The rising cost of college may put higher education out of reach for the average American. In the public four-year sector, the increase in published tuition and fees from $2,810 (in 2014 dollars) in 1984-85 to $9,139 in 2014-15 is an increase of 225%, or 4.0% per year over 30 years. The increase over the most recent five years, from 2009-10 to 2014-15, was 17%, or 3.2% per year (collegeboard.com). The cost has increased tremendously in the past few decades thus resulting in lower attendants. Many students are missing out because of the cost and lack of financial aid. Though there are many scholarships available nowadays for students, it may not be enough for their budget for the…
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