Is it worth to study in College?
Studying is the process of acquiring knowledge and skills through reading books or examining the world. It is an act of spending time discovering information or investigating a particular thing or subject. A college is a place where learners study after high school, with limited and flexible courses (Wolf, 77).
Many people have different views on whether it is worth to join college or not. It is believed that studying at college is advantageous in a number of ways. First, it is flexible. Most of the programs in colleges are offered at night when people have left jobs. This enables a good number of people to access education while doing other things that support their families. In addition, students can make special arrangements on when to attend their lessons, without unnecessary pressure from their tutors. The cost of education in colleges is cheaper than in universities. This is a motivator for those who come from poor families. According to the U.S National Center for Educational Statistics, 7.2 million students were expected to attend 2-year institutions in 2014. This is a greater enrolment that shows the affordability of college education. Colleges have enabled those students who are less motivated to continue with their education since the duration spent in colleges is shorter than universities (Archibald and Robert 98). For instance, college students in most colleges in the U.S take two years to complete their courses as compared to university students, who take four years. Statistics show that those who join college are later motivated to progress with their studies up to university level. Colleges offer an enriched social network to students from different backgrounds. This is because those who commute from home can interact with colleagues in college and people with whom they interact.
On the contrary, others view going to college as disadvantageous. Surveys that have been done on courses offered in colleges in the U.S show that many community colleges offer associate degrees, diplomas and certificate programs. This may affect students who may want to pursue other courses, which may be lacking in those colleges. In addition, it is believed that the worldview of college student might be narrow as they of their time in college. Most colleges in the U.S do not offer boarding facilities as compared to universities.
Looking this issue from a critical point of view, I agree that it is worth to study in a college. This is because it gives opportunity to those who fail to excel highly in high school to continue with their studies and realize their dreams. Besides, colleges give opportunities to the working class and elderly a chance to advance their studies and enrich their worldview. In the year 2012, the U.S National Center of Statistics revealed that there were13 million students in colleges under the age of 25. Comparatively, there were 8 million students who were above 25 years, in colleges. I strongly disagree by the view that colleges narrow the worldview of students. This is because students who purely stay in college facilities lack first-hand experience on what happens in the outside world, especially, in social functions.
Joining a college is a wise decision to make rather than failing to progress with your education, after high school. Many successful scholars have written motivating stories on how enriching college life can be to a person who is determined to realize his dream. Many of these scholars started from this level and later advanced. Colleges offer effective training and important skills to students that enable them solve the challenges they meet in their daily lives. Joining college is indeed a stepping-stone to greater achievement.
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