The Pros And Cons Of Higher Education

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Higher education is an optional terminal stage of formal learning, usually offered after completion of secondary education. Records show that there has been an increase in college admission of up to 15 %, since the mid 90’s (Brennan, 2004). Better jobs, huge salaries, excellent perspective, good status and better lifestyle, are all promised to people considering to join colleges. However, there is a debate if they made the best decision to join and graduating from the college. The life that you would lead after college is a matter based on the program of study and the occupation you choose (Philip and Uros, 2013). The cost of pursuing higher education is also a matter of contention which limits the level of study one can reach with some opting to drop out due to constraints in finances and others having to deal with loan debts of an average $33,000. The question everyone is asking now “is college education worth it?”
Is it worth it? The demand for higher education is ever increasing as competition in the job market also increases. The rate of employment of college-educated is twice that of the national average compared to high school graduates. Employee counterparts who have college degrees receive better pays than their counterparts with no degree. They are also known to retain their works for longer and have a better perspective of the revolving issues.
In the United States, 20.2 million students were enrolled in a college. A lot of pressure is put on secondary school
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