Should it be compulsory to attend university?

When I asked my parents why I should go to college, they gave me nebulous reasons that I still can’t fathom: “You need to find yourself,” “Complete your knowledge,” and “Because that’s what you’re supposed to do.” after high school, like everyone else.”

Many years ago, I attended a private university. I already knew what I wanted to study, Spanish. The philosophy of this university was harsh “old school”, designed to “eliminate” weaker students. I managed to fail all of my first semester classes which included: Biology, Calculus, Humanities, except Spanish for Beginners, the only class I liked and studied diligently. I wished I had taken more Spanish classes that semester, but since I failed the other three, I had to retake them in a year for a lower grade. Also, to graduate from this university, it was necessary to enroll in a bunch of required classes in more rigorous subjects covering: Science, Mathematics, Economics, Religion, Literature, History, Western Civilization, and a foreign language, of course, Spanish. order to graduate.

Instead, I left that school before my grueling and boring sophomore year, sophomore semester. So, I attended a more attractive university, where I discovered more avenues to study the Spanish language, including taking more basic Spanish and Latin American literature classes and traveling abroad. After graduation, I wanted to continue studying Spanish and was accepted to a public university where I studied for my master’s degree in Spanish literature and taught elementary Spanish to college students. I earned enough to pay my apartment rent, food, and tuition.

But according to the Thoughtcatalog.com website, college is considered a “scam” because most students are blind by the time they complete a four-year college and still have no idea what they want to do as a career. They specialize in some subject area that they only half care about. To make matters worse, just one year of school tuition at the average out-of-state public universities is about $26,000 or more. The account for books, meals, and room and board may be up to $6,000. That’s $32,000. Private institutions, such as Ivy League schools, Vanderbilt, Duke, or MIT, cost much more, at least twice as much as most public universities.

But going to a four-year school is probably a winning deal if you’re 100% sure you want to continue learning a profession, especially one that pays you a higher salary. Gainful professions such as medicine (doctors, nurses, psychologists), many areas of science, and law must attend a four-year school in order to learn more in graduate school.

This current system of attending a university is outdated. The idea that the university used to offer classes that students needed for life and career hasn’t really worked, at least for the past three decades. Now, with the Internet, there seems to be no limit to what you can study. Many online degrees that are popular or in high demand help you learn the skills to earn a lot of money. Online degrees are very attractive because they strive to fit into the busy schedule of students, especially if they are working. In addition, a student can study wherever they have an Internet connection: at home, in a cafeteria or at a friend’s house.

You may want to attend a four-year college or university if you know you want to pursue an interesting career that could help you earn a lot of money. Maybe you need to take a few classes in a classroom or online to see if a certain topic grabs your attention, or perhaps brush up on your skills.

Ultimately, your decision will be yours.

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