Is College Cost Too Much?

938 Words Nov 7th, 2014 4 Pages
“Like health care, prices are rising rapidly for higher education because of the predominant role of third-party payments.” Our generation has been told since grade school that “you have to go to college” and “stay in school”, but is it worth it? It seems that society in a way pressures everyone to get a college degree like it’s the right thing to do and there’s no other option. The question that goes around is, does college cost too much? Well college is what an individual makes of it and depending on the circumstances, it can be worth it, but, can also not be.

Before addressing the situation, there is the question of why people go to college. According to Caroline Bird, people go to college not because they want to but because guidance counselors and parents are always telling them that it is best for them. “It is practically beat into our heads that in order to be a productive citizen of society, you should have some sort of college education.” (Caroline Bird) Some people may even go to college just so they can get the social title of being called a college student, but a majority of the time they are pressured. For some people college can be worth it, but, it depends on the person. Some people can afford more expensive colleges and others can 't afford any.

The price of college is something that is currently being addressed nationally. Many believe that the price of college is too much. A reason for this is that colleges try to get as much money as they can and a great…
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