Purpose of Higher Education
This paper evaluates the benefits of obtaining a higher education. There are many advantages to obtaining a college degree that can benefit the overall wellbeing of an individual. Society will also benefit as a whole due to the nature of one’s intelligence within a community. As for the human race knowledge is power, and power can do great things.
A higher education promises widespread opportunities for graduates. In recent years it was much more common for high school graduates to find high paying jobs, but that is no longer the case in today’s slow economy. A college graduate who obtains a bachelor’s degree may have a much greater opportunity to generate a higher income (Barnett, 1992). Students who experience a …show more content…
A college education is a solid investment for one’s future, even more so than years past. An employee with a college degree will make on average eighty three percent more than an employee with just a high school degree (Baum, 2010). As the economy continues to change, a college graduate can feel much more secure about themselves because more jobs than ever will require a college degree in the future. When you work in a field of employment that has both college graduates and non-college graduates, respect is subconsciously given by everyone. It is similar to earning a gold medal and being able to wear it every day to work.
In conclusion, if someone is given the opportunity to take advantage and