Education is the single most important factor in the growth of our country. Specifically, higher education paves a future and provides opportunity for students that attend college and gives them a shot at a career. 50 years ago, college was strictly for the elite, high class Americans. Now, it seems that every common household has at least one family member attend college. But with the increasing drop out rate today, students seem less interested in learning at college and their priorities change from their original goal of graduating. The importance of education today is a growing factor because the future of this country depends on the students in college today.
College is misunderstood by many incoming freshman. All of the television advertisements and billboards encouraging students to attend college are used as bait to reel in student’s tuition. Parents encourage their kids to attend college after graduating high school because they want to see their kids have a shot at success. However, college is not cut out for everyone. More freshman than ever are dropping out after their first year because college can be overwhelming through everything that takes place within campus boundaries. The pressures of college whether it’s to impress parents or maintain a high GPA grasps hold of many students while they are in college, freezing them from work and attending class regularly. Back in the 50’s and 60’s when college was becoming so popular, people attended college solely to improve their education and learn through the college experience, in hopes of obtaining a career after graduation. Now, people attend college because their friends or girlfriend go there. Many people attend college just to party as much as possible. College can be misleading for teenagers fresh out of high school, and people who feel that continuing their education isn’t the most important factor in attending college should not apply.
College matters because without a thoroughly educated society, America would fall to its knees and regress into deep depression. Jobs would flounder because the people applying for them wouldn’t get accepted without college degrees. Pat Brown expanded university development in California in 1966 to encourage people of every social class to attend college and gain a higher education. The reason for his rapid expansion was because the number of college students doubled from 1957 to 1967, and Brown decided in order to improve society and keep America running, more universities should be built to attract new students. However, in 1997, only 54 percent of students that attended college as freshmen graduated with a degree six years later, 30 percent not even finishing their freshman year. Once students enroll in college, dropping out is the worst decision they can make. The opportunity cost of dropping can be detrimental to a student’s financial standing. Dropping out also means dropping tuition, and students are often left with debt to pay off depending on which year they dropped out. Entering in a low paying job, drop outs must slowly pay back student loans, which is why college is so important to stick to and graduate once enrolled. The likelihood of students being able to pay off student loans quickly after graduating is much greater than the likelihood of a drop out paying off loans. Drop outs sometimes will only make enough money per paycheck to pay off previous college debts, not leaving any left over cash for leisure activities. Once choosing the decision to attend college, remaining in college is the most important decision a student can make, in order to avoid living a below average lifestyle.
College matters for other students because they may be on a sports scholarship in hopes of playing professionally one day. Many athletes attend college for free, with the scholarship as a motivator for them to learn. The college or university benefits from the athlete through publicity and the media. When athletes go on to become famous, endorsements and gifts are returned to the college in future years. Grants and scholarships are one of the best ways for a college to keep students interested and motivated during their years in school. By giving money to students with high educational capabilities, more students have a better focus on graduating and desire to fulfill a career. Respectively, the lower the cost a college offers, the more applications it will receive in a year. However, since college costs increase every year, it becomes harder and harder for colleges to distribute academic scholarship money, creating an increase on the amount of money paid per tuition. The more money a student pays for in tuition, the more pressure is exerted on the student to receive higher grades. This is especially true for students on academic scholarship. Pressures arise when a 3.8 GPA must be met. As a result of any lower GPA, an academic probation gets put into effect, creating even more pressure on a student to meet the grade requirements in the next semester. Grants and scholarships are important at every college because they keep students interested in their goal to graduate.
The future of America depends on the students in college today. Without successful graduation rates, there wouldn’t be opportunity for growth in this country. College matters because the future of our country depends on the scholars all colleges produce. Although drop out rates increase each year in America, application rates are also increasing because graduating high school students feel the need the attend college. Although some people may chose to attend college because their friends are or their parents did, college can turnout to be a complete success for some, or a complete disaster for others. College matters to the growth and development of any society. People that attend college are the individuals that want to make education a significant importance in their life, obtain a successful career, and live a wealthy life.
For a successful career, every student needs knowledge, confidence, academic and technical skills, career opportunities and social skills. To get these benefits college education is important. The importance of college education can be determined by the role it plays in our life. But before that, it’s really important that students know it very well that why they are joining a college, what will be the end results?
Education is most important thing in our life. And we spend maximum time in getting well educated in academic and technical degrees. I think a college education is a way to understand the things that we learned from 1st class to 12th in schools. School education goals can be to understand basic things that we have to use in life. And the college education goals can be how to sustain and grow in life.
The end results after college education are to do jobs and business. A high paying job in reputed position in government and private sector is the goal of many people. Some achieve these goals who understand the importance of college education. But not many achieve these career goals. And there are various reasons for that but let’s talk about the positive points about the importance of college education in this essay.
1. More Job opportunities for college graduates
There are private and government jobs in which required a bachelor degree. There are many things you can do after graduation such as you can apply for a job basis on your bachelor degree, you can participate in HAS/IAS competitive exams. You get admission in post-graduation programs. Well, the degree is not enough in private sector but it is required as an eligibility criterion in many govt. and private jobs. So, it’s not a good idea to ignore college education.
Even if you don’t want to go to college regularly, I suggest you can do your bachelor degree by corresponds /distance learning and private. Many universities provide distance learning programs and courses that you can do from home. Today with the help of technologies (computer/internet) you can get admission in online degree programs. The best you perform in the college theoretically and practically the more jobs opportunities are available for talented and hardworking students online and offline. If you’re interested to know about various jobs related competitive exams after graduation, here you can learn about it: List of entrance exams after graduation.
2. Improvement in Confidence and awareness
The college education increases the confidence level in students. They get freedom from the daily disciplined environment of the school. Discipline is very important in school life for students that help them to complete the school education with good marks. But in college, the rules are not as strict as they found in the school such as wearing the same colored or 1-2 dress for years. But in many colleges, there is no specific dress code for students. No overload of school bag and books. No lunch box. That was not bad but college makes changes in student’s attitude, style, thinking, observation and they start getting maturity.
Now students are confident and have a sense of achievement in joining college after successful completion of school education. And also the pocket money will be double.
Now they have a different kind of friends and thinking environment. They just love this. And because of so many changes, it will increase their confidence and awareness.
In schools, students are not much confident in answering question and debates. But in college, they get the opportunities and exposure for their thinking.
That’s why considering above points, I think a college education is very important for every student to get the new experiences those are less challenging than schools, except the presentational day.
3. Sense of Responsibility in College
The sense of duty or responsibility is the way of human development. When someone responsible for their own works and duty it will help a nation to build a social and economic development environment. And it starts with a college education. In which they find that professors are not that much worry like school teachers. They don’t force you to study, take a lecture, and do that or this. They just teach you the lessons, after that it’s your duty to learn it or not. They don’t care.
And this way, some students become responsible and take classes regularly with interest. In school, you have to take classes, you have to study, you have to do homework, it’s because in schools teachers have to answer to the authorities if the results of a particular class are bad.
But in college, the environment is different, if the study you will become great in life and but if you use the power of freedom in bad ways then it’s not good. No matter they are teaching.
Now in college, you need to find the ways to learn by your own. That’s why college provides libraries, newspaper, and internet facilities. It’s because, college authorities and professors want you to learn, how to learn independently. It’s because learning is a continuous process in life. But you can’t do a course or join degree programs again and again. And you can’t spend 50 years in the college for learning.
That’s why college makes you responsible for learning. They provide you the freedom to choose your interest. They provide you the masters and experts. They provide you dress, lunch, bag free environment to learn, how to learn and install learning abilities inside you without the help of teachers.
4. Knowledge about various aspect of career and life
In college you got various things for analysis such as you got classmates from different areas and cultures. Some of them are highly intelligent in subjects, some of them are great in sports and leaderships and some of with YO YO. So, you get the sense that no matter how intelligent you’re in the subjects, but there are other people too. Now you get here, sense of competition. The sense of competition will help you later when you apply for the entrance examination and job interviews.
When you see the similar interest and hobbyist people, you got attraction and sense of friendship. Now people with similar interest create a company. And the thinking and steps of the company will give positive and negative benefits.
For example, if you like to study, if you like to learn, if you like to spend time productively in college, you find there are others people from different regions think similarly. And you join them. Now, this type of company is great for students, and that helps them to learn from each other that help to perform great in the college. It’s because they analyzed the environment and they start adapting it with their capability and thinking.
In another side, you like to enjoy the college life, you will get similar to people.
The fact is here, Horses are never compatible with donkeys. And the donkeys don’t want to know about the benefits of living and join the party with horses. Both have the reasons. But it’s about goals and career development.
So in the college students do the analysis of bad and good companies and they analyzed that which company will benefit them in long run. And how it will impact on their own self-respect and acceptance of their parents after joining or building a connection with people in the college.
So, these are small things but students got similar experiences in the college that enables their conscious and subconscious mind. In college with the conscious mind they do the things they love, but in the subconscious mind, they keep analyzing what is good and what is wrong. So, I think it’s great but challenging to remain in the good company in college.
5. Improvement Communication skills
Well, you can improve communication skills in others ways too. But college environment is something in which you have no experience. Such as political interface, basic understanding how our government works, analysis of good and bad things etc. You learn and deal with people and when you start convincing the company, class, students, and administrators, you r communication improve. You got and learn words and vocabulary, you learn how to express, and you learn how to handle the things with communication skills. As I written in another article about the importance of communication skills for students that explore how these above activities in daily college life impact in our life and career.
Now there are always possibilities in adding more points, but my goal is not here, to keep writing and adding more imaginative points. My goal is that you analyze the college education and environment. Why college education is important and I think you the basic understood in the above 5 points about the importance of college education.
But here is the bonus point of this article: – College education, freedom, confidence and sense of responsibility in between the 17 to 23-25 with great communication skills are a great way to build the foundation of your career in college. You have the two choices like you want to take the advantages of freedom for your career building, or you just want to enjoy and then let’s see things later.
Tomorrow is built on the hopes, what we did today. So, make your colleges days as beneficial as possible for you, your career, your parents and this country. And I know all the things are in your subconscious mind and one day you will make your parents, teachers and the whole nation too proud on you. Yes, you can do it.
Jai Mata Di!
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