The Value of a College Education

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A college education is valuable for so many reasons. It improves one's mind, self-esteem, marketability in the workplace, and financial standing. A college education benefits one's own life, as well as the family, not to mention society as a whole. While a college education is not easy and takes a lot of hard work and dedication, it is definitely worth it.

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Higher education unlocks doors to economic and educational opportunities. I think most people in today's society go to college because a degree is required for the job of their choice and because they think that job will make them more money. While this may not seem like the politically correct reason to obtain a college degree, I think it is today's reality. More jobs today require an education beyond high school.

Higher education also unlocks doors to economic opportunities and provides an improved quality of life for you and your family.

It makes sense that if further training and education is required for a certain job, that job will pay higher than jobs that do not require post-high school education or training. The result is more money for you and your family. While one does not need to be rich to be happy, it is fair to say that more money provides opportunities that may otherwise be unavailable. When children of college-educated parents with higher paying jobs graduate from high school, it will be easier for them to go to college and not have to worry about financial aid. With more money, people can travel and expose themselves and their children to different parts of the country or even the world. There are other things that cost money to attend such as movies, museums, theater,