It is worth getting/causing significant (money owed) to earn a college degree. One of the main advantages of getting a college that many people can agree upon is a future with some type of (related to managing money) security due to a steady job/line of work and income. According to College Board’s Education Pays 2013 report, people with higher levels of education earn more and are more likely than others to be employed. The report also states that college graduates earn about 65% more than high school graduates and those with advances degrees earn two to three times as much as high school graduates. The earnings higher price/higher cost increases as workers move further along their career paths (College Board, 2013). It is very clear and understandable that the more education one has the more opportunities they have, as long as they are willing to invest their money, their effort and their time. College not only provides better employment opportunities, it also influences health and provides knowledge to living healthy (ways of living). Being better educated can increase people’s knowledge and thinking-related skills, allowing them to make improved decisions relating to/about their health, healthcare and managing their medical care. According to an article written by the Commission to Build a Healthier America, greater educational accomplishment has been connected with health-(helping increase/showing in a good way) behaviors including increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables and other parts of healthy eating, starting/working at regular physical activity, and stopping too much/too many consumption of alcohol and from smoking. Statistics show that college educated adults are less likely than others to be (very overweight) and children living in families with more educated parents are less likely than other children to be (very overweight) (Education Pays, 2013). It has been established that college isstrongly related to higher paying job with an income that affords them the ability to live in neighborhoods that have (almost nothing/very little) to no crime rates with access to recreational facilities. This is an example of a health (helping increase/showing in a good way) (surrounding conditions) that encourages and enables people to adopt and maintain healthy behaviors(Commission to Build a Healthier America, ) therefore permitting for a longer life. People with college also tend to participate actively and add/give to (community of people/all good people in the world). This means that these people are open to volunteering in their communities by providing help to homeless shelters and those that are unluckier as well as keeping their communities clean. These people also are aware of the government and its policies, their (related to the responsibility of being a member of society) responsibilities, voting and other political interests. This offers people a sense of happiness (from meeting a need or reaching a goal) and happiness. Benefits also come with costs or disadvantages. When it comes to reaching a college one of the biggest disadvantage is (money owed). The cost of college is very expensive and the average student cannot afford the cost, causing them to have to use government/federal loans or private loans in order to pay for their education, unless they have full (money given to good students to help pay for college) or (related to managing money) aid to cover the cost of tuition. The cost of college tuition is increasing at a fast rate yet students who cannot afford to go to college, continue to enroll. The Wall Street Journal reported that according to an analysis of government data, the average college student is weighed down with (money owed) after graduation of at least $33,000.and every year the number of students taking on (money owed) increases. Student(money owed) now is (overloading and surrounding with too much of something) the older generation. In 2012, there were 6.9 million student loan borrowers 50 and over that together owed $155 billion with individual average balances between $19,521 and $23,820. According to the US Congress Joint Money-based Committee, about 60%of 2011 college graduates have student loan (money owed) balances that are equal to 60% of their once-a-year income. Another disadvantage of college is unemployment. Although the chances of finding a well-paying job after graduating from an institution of college are higher than finding one right after college, research showed in 2010 that only 4.1% of college graduates were unemployed, that number i snow at 7.9% according to USA Today’s research of 2014 College Graduates. Compared to the 13.8% of unemployed High School dropout students, it does show that having college reduces your chances of unemployment, but according to an Article from 2010 in the (heavily breathing)ton Post people with college or advanced degrees were as able to be hurt by long-term unemployment as people without college once they are unemployed. In 2011, 50% of US college graduates under the age of twenty five were only employed part-time or had no job ((heavily breathing)ton Post). Most employers would rather higher people with experience over a degree because having experience and training shows you have skills that those with a college degree lack. There is no (promise that something will definitely happen or that something will definitely work as described) that with college you will get a job after graduating. Another disadvantage of getting a college is the delay of entering the real world as well as a lack in real world involvement. Going to college means previous valuable opportunities to work and gaining hands on skills, learning and training. The Time/Carnegie Corporation of New York (2012) survey reported that 40% of undergraduate students believe that the purposes and goal of completing a bachelor’s degree is to gain new knowledge and skills for a career. For instance, Lagemann and Lewis (2012) have suggested that the public purpose for attending colleges and universities has less to do with the pursuit of money-based or employment benefits and much more about preparing young adults with common skills and (related to the responsibility of being a member of society) education such as, (related to the responsibility of being a member of society) values, thinking, and good, kind behaviors. They argued that college students must”develop common skills and personalities/disposals to listen intently and in a very kind, understanding way to other people … carefully study clearly and sensibly what is said, read, and watched/followed; … present thoughts clearly; … angrily face/stand up to unsupported statements; and …identify reasonable (success plans/ways of reaching goals) to take necessary action” (Lagemann & Lewis, 2012, p. 12). Majority of students do not feel they learn these skills in college, making the purpose of attending a four year institution of college useless. There are some factors to take into the process of carefully thinking about something when deciding whether getting a college can be a positive decision or a negative decision and if a person should or should not chase after. The advantages of reaching a college range from(promised that something will definitely happen or that something will definitely work as described) employment, improved healthy (ways of living), higher income, to social recognition. While the disadvantages of reaching a college range from increased (money owed) to delay of real world experience. Going to an expensive or private four year institution rather than going a regular public or community college is also a decision that many people have to decide. Some people feel that the level of education you will reach is greater at a private school because of the cost and that teachers are more emotional (in a good way) about what they are teaching but at a public college or university you are getting what you pay for, less. Whether a person attends a four year private or public institution of college, it does not matter as long as they finish because getting a degree is a very huge (action of accomplishing or completing something challenging) in life. It is one of the American dreams due to all the years of hard work and stress. Whether a person decides to attend a public or private school does not matter because at either one they will be exposed to people of different (many different kinds of people or things) with different ideas. College is an investment that many should take that chance at investing in. According to a 2011 Pew Research survey, 86% of college graduates believed college was a good investment. The degree type received/got by the individual as well as the career choice and the (process of people making, selling, and buying things) play a huge role in helping with the decision making of whether getting a college really matter. The person’s eagerness to learn should also be a factor in deciding whether to further their education and attend an institution of college. Besides the talked about/said advantages and disadvantages, people must also decide what their end goal in life is. They need to understand that what you put in is what you should expect back. Many American value a college education, character is valued even more. 61% of young people say that ethic is very important in being able to succeed in the world (Pew Research, 2011). A person does not have to attend a four year institution in order to collect all the advantages or benefits that a person who did attend experienced.