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    The Importance Of Higher Education In A Society

     

    By Edward Bell

    In many developed countries, a college education has become a necessity in order to secure a good job. A college degree is often required for positions that offer a middle-class lifestyle. In recent years, the cost of attending college has increased significantly, making it difficult for many people to attend. Despite the high cost, there are many good reasons to pursue a higher education.

    1. A college education can lead to a better job and a higher salary

    In general, people with a college degree earn more money than those without one. They are also more likely to be employed full-time and have access to better benefits and job security. Over the course of their careers, college graduates will earn hundreds of thousands of dollars more than those without a degree.

    2. A college education can provide opportunity

    For many people, a college education is the first step on the ladder of success. It can open doors that would otherwise be closed and provide access to networks and resources that can help in career development. College graduates also tend to be more civically engaged and involved in their communities.

    3. A college education can help you develop as a person

    College provides an opportunity for personal growth and development. Students have the chance to explore new ideas, learn about different cultures, and challenge themselves academically. They also have the opportunity to gain independence and responsibility. College graduates are typically more well-rounded and mature than those without a degree.

    4. A college education can give you a competitive edge

    In today’s economy, a college degree is often required just to be considered for many jobs. Even if it’s not required, a degree can give you a competitive edge over other candidates. Employers often prefer to hire people with a college education because they tend to be more qualified and have higher levels of skills and knowledge.

    5. A college education can be a wise investment

    Although the cost of attending college has increased significantly in recent years, it is still considered to be a wise investment. The earnings potential and career opportunities that a college degree provides often outweigh the cost of tuition and other associated expenses. College graduates also tend to have lower rates of unemployment and are more likely to have health insurance and retirement benefits.

    Using California as an Example

    In California, the state’s economy is now largely dependent on college graduates. In order to compete in the global economy, the state needs to produce more college graduates. The state has set a goal of increasing the percentage of residents with a college degree from 33% to 60% by 2025. This goal is ambitious but achievable. In order to reach it, the state will need to invest in higher education and make colleges in California more affordable for residents.

    Conclusion

    A college education is important for many reasons. It can lead to a better job and higher salary, provide opportunity, help you develop as a person, give you a competitive edge, and be a wise investment. College graduates are essential for the state of California to meet its goal of increasing the percentage of residents with a college degree.

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    C E Voigtsberger
    C E Voigtsberger
    1 month ago

    Sorry, Eddie, you are talking about college in the 1950s. Those years are far behind us. A recent college graduate whose circumstances are known to me graduated with a college degree. He moved up in ranks. During college vacations he worked at Buffalo Wild Wings busing tables. With his degree he managed to move up in the work to working a cash register at IN ‘N OUT BURGER. He has further advanced his career selling cars. He may never be able to afford to buy a house unless Ol’ Joe is able to get student loans thrown out.

    He could well have followed that career path right out of high school, avoided wasting four years getting “enriched” by communist teachers bent on destroying the U.S. and still moved into auto sales, without a crushing debt burden, perhaps even with some cash stashed away. The sales manager doesn’t care if you are Phi Beta Kappa, he just wants you to exceed your monthly quota and don’t spill your hot chocolate in the demos on the showroom floor.

    All of the hyperbole in your article about the wonders of a college education is the same drivel that has been used time and again to lure unsophisticated parents and youths into ensnaring themselves into almost lifelong debt.

    How many giants of even the computer field never finished college? How many industrial giants never finished college? I don’t know, did Sam Walton ever go to college?

    You can obtain the same knowledge or even more free at your local library. Jack London taught himself by reading voraciously. While his significant problem with John Barleycorn cut short his fruitful career, his works certainly are still read today.

    Sorry, but the best I can say about your article is shopworn, trite claptrap.

    Heisenberg
    Heisenberg
    1 month ago

    All parents owe it to their children and themselves to determine college plans of their offspring. If the kid can honestly get a degree in some hard science then perhaps college is worth it. If it’s a soft subject like a ‘studies’ program then probably it’s a waste of time and money. Much better to learn a trade. Trades people make good money and actually help society. People with college degrees working at Starbucks become the butt of jokes.

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