Persuasive Essay On Why A College Degree Go To College

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As the youngest of four children, I have witnessed all of my older siblings attempt to go to college and all fall into different paths. My oldest brother immediately went to college and decided to change majors and then schools and then changed them both again. My sister took a gap year after having a difficult time in high school, when she went to college she struggled to fit in and eventually dropped out. My other brother went to college with a passion and got accepted into his dream school. He seemed to have the most success and is thriving in his school today. Now it is my turn. After watching all of their experiences, I questioned whether college was right for me. After researching, I quickly realized going to college was the best option for my future and the future of the cash in my pockets. A college degree holds a heavy value because those with a degree earn significantly more than those who do not, there is a wide range of options for degrees, and not going to college and getting a degree does more harm than good for a student’s future.
Most importantly, those with a college degree earn more money than those without a degree and only a high school education. For example, in Leonhardt’s essay, “Is College Worth It? Clearly, New Data Say” he states,“The pay gap between college graduates and everyone else reached a record high last year… Americans with four-year college degrees made 98 percent more an hour on average in 2013 than people without a degree”(33). While it

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