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Is Going to College Worth It?

Is Going to College a Good Idea?

With tuition fees on the rise, many have debated if going to college is worth the expense.

A Bucks blog piece recently highlighted several important considerations high school students should think about before heading off to college. This includes choosing a "real-life" education by working instead of studying for four years at a university, taking a gap year before entering undergrad to work or volunteer, and figuring out who should foot the school tuition bills. Those are all great pieces of advice, and should definitely be discussed prior to making the decision to attend college.

Personally, I had a really good experience at college and feel that higher education has really helped me attain my dream career path. What about you — do you think college is worth the expense?

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GummiBears GummiBears 6 years
In my opinion, it totally depends on what kind of work you want to do and the type of connections you have now.
brielleblonde brielleblonde 6 years
I'm sorry, this really bothers me. I'm going to school for chemical engineering, and I would not have gotten any full-time offers (starting at $65,000) if I do not finish my degree in May. If you're going to school for communication and plan on working in PR, then no.. I don't think a college degree is worth it. Maybe I'm being rude but I worked DAMN HARD for my degree and my starting salary (in 4 weeks...) will show my hard work. If you don't have to work as hard in college then your future job will reflect the amount of work you had to do in school.
DestinyFroste DestinyFroste 6 years
I gave up a decent paying ($28.5 starting salary) job to go back to college because I thought I could do better. Now I have loans I cannot pay, I owe $15K directly to the school that they are holing my transcripts on, and I cannot find a full time job for the life of me.
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