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A Value of a College Education

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Essay title: A Value of a College Education

It cannot be emphasized enough to people that a college education is the only way of getinng a good paying job that will let one live comfortablely. A college education has become more important than a high school diploma within last ten years according to a recent study (Immerwahr & Foleno, 2000). In fact, at one time a high school diploma was a way to get a good job and reach a middle-class lifestyle and college education was usually a way to get to even higher economic standards. Now higher education is seen necessary for economic and personal growth. "Higher education is increasingly seen as essential for economic mobility, and the focus is not just the credential but on the personal growth, skills and perspective that students take away from college education (Immerwahr, 2000).” College education is viewed necessary for developing individuals maturely and teaching them how to work well with others.

“Higher education is important to all Americans but it is especially important African American and Hispanic parents, who are significantly more likely to emphasize higher Education than either white parents or the population as a whole (Immerwahr, 2000).” This is primarily because minorities feel that because they are already the “underdog”

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