Essay 4 Problem Solution
16 December 2014
College is too expensive
College is the key to success or is it the key to being in debt for the rest of your life? College tuition is one the biggest investments one makes and its one the most expensive ones as well. But college wasn’t always that expensive. When applying for college many take in consideration if what they are going to major in will pay off their student loans after they graduate. Or sometimes the price of college scares people off and therefore they don’t apply to college and work instead, to not be in debt. Should college debt stop people from getting a college degree or should they invest all that money into the education? Staying in debt is one the biggest problems and concerns for many graduate and undergraduate students. College tuition is a serious problem for many, and the price of our education shouldn’t be a reason as to why so many students should not attend college.
As we might all know college doesn’t come cheap. School tuition has been skyrocketing rapidly in the last few years. How did college get really expensive? The reason why the tuition has increased is because many realized the value of a college degree. Bill Zimmerman in his article stated, “Middle class families had come to understand that a degree meant greater earning power. Their children flocked to college and quickly increased total enrollment from 8.5 million in 1970 to 13.8 million in 1990” (Zimmerman). So is this the reason to say why the cost of college is expensive? Not necessarily, what Zimmerman is implying is that the middle class started realizing the value of an education. By them realizing that an education was important campuses began to expand and the cost of college increased. The demand for a college education has increased because we all want that job we desire.
According to Derek Thompson the author of, “Why are colleges getting so expensive?” tuition for public schools is rising rapidly because
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