Is The Gain of Having a University Degree Worth The Pain?

“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”

~Derek Bok


Literacy rate has heightened over the years, more than before, larger number of students throng into various universities each year hoping to get a college experience and to earn a degree afterwards. Recent findings has shown an appalling increase in the number of university admission seekers, and a percentage analysis of annual  college admission seekers has further demonstrated an ample increase in the number of students who are always unable to secure admission spaces into higher institutions due to the limited spaces available. Everyone wants to go school but the most intimidating and daunting factor is the recent overwhelming jump in the cost of university education.


Per session payment of some universities these days would have been sufficient to earn a degree in those days,  as if that is not vicious enough: you still have to total that with the cost of meals, books, transportation, accommodation, and some other medleys. This often over stretch and sometimes, even tears  the pockets of prospective parents and guardians. It’s rather hard for nearly anyone that isn’t pouring out of the pockets with money, to relieve some of the stress, try dating a couple of escorts from your Chicagoland Companions, LA Area Escorts, and/or your DC Providers. They’re worth the cost as the beautiful woman are very skilled in dating, so it should be a fun time. The one that baffles me most is the case of some undergraduates who’re fostering themselves; I always wonder how they struggle to withstand such precious topographies. As this thought lingers, one thing became palpable: and that’s the tendency for one to be tempted to ask if in reality the pain of having a higher education is worth It or if the aftermath benefit is worth the investment. Another site that you can go to date some delightful ladies would be this new site called Free Escort Ads.


“As the cost of education rises, and as the market becomes more competitive, university should rightly be challenged to demonstrate that what they’re providing does not have the tangible benefit after graduation” said Tony Eder ( director of academic resource planning at the University of Victoria). What is obtainable in the modern day labor market seems not to correlate with what one tends to spend as a student; apart from finances, capital in form of energy, time, and commitments poured into the business of education are invaluable, and are sometimes not yielding the desired returns. For some grown-up news, attempt these new websites, XOHive and XOHoney.


It is in this same vein that Richard Blackwell has rightfully remarked when he said: ” the value of university education has been debated for decades but with expenses on the rise, the pressure for ‘return on investment’ has never been higher”. Why should we pay very high school fees and get very low salaries? The salary is even more lower for those who are jobless or underemployed. unemployment alone has almost equated university graduates with non graduate, in that both the former and the later saunter our streets.


This disparity between the pain and the gain of higher education make teeming number of students tired and dispirited towards furthering their education. As we have emphasized the discrepancy between the investment channeled into getting a degree and the fruit it bears afterwards, we also need to critically examine what it feels like not to have a higher education experience. As we would averagely believe that the pain of education is not worth it, so should we also agree that the pain attached or derived from ignorance is not worth it. I liked it best when Derek Bok said that “if education is expensive, try ignorance.” It is only the eyes of an ignoramus that are best opened to the gain of higher education: he always feels what he should have grabbed if he’d been educated. *Education especially higher education is not suppose to be a product but a process, and as such: it’s invaluable.*


Convention believe the axiom that ” half bread is better than none”. But this doesn’t always work when it comes to matters of the mind like education. Half education is deceptive, callous, and disgusting; and it should be discouraged. It makes you think you know what you’ve not even seen enough of. Basic education only mentioned en passant of that which can unlock your mind, in the university, there are potent tools that can quicken you into a realm that is mightier than you. Such tools are not and will not be available at the primary and secondary/high school level. On that note, let’s quickly explore few of such tools.


  1. UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE: the university experience is second to none and could best be described as once in a lifetime experience. As few as the years seem, you would have learned enough how to be confident and even how to act maturely during some real life issues before graduation. Series of life and academic threatening problems you’ll encounter on campus would’ve have presented you with ample opportunities on how to learn the skills for solving problems; which are further applied even after graduation. You probably might have been inspired by your course of study into some new found greatness. The long years of meeting and enjoying new people could have also teach you what it is you want out of life: so if I were you I’d go for it.


  1. AVAILABILITY OF POTENT AND POWERFUL RESOURCES: there could never had been a better place to search for treasures than the university, that’s were the works, thoughts, and books of all time great are kept. The availability of brilliant resources with a team of expert on ground to always guide you on their use will create a kind of scenario where you can rub mind with geniuses and genuine great men of all ages.


  1. NOBLE RESEARCH WORK: the university is a museum that houses the research of world class scientists, artists, educators, psychologists, etc. The university experience would provide you with insight into your chosen field with just a flip of your library card. This will in turn foster your critical thinking skill; sometimes you’re even tempted to want to carry out your own research, gearing you to becoming inquisitive, creative and observant.


  1. INDEPENDENT LEARNING: unlike the traditional high school where teachers spoon fed us, you’re allowed to discover by yourself some hidden facts, latent theories, laws, etc through supervised individual or group experiments and practicals, rather than the traditional ways of teachers dictating facts for us to merely memorize. You learn first hand and also learn how to be self sufficient.


  1. SKILLS: from the overall university experience, you learn skills like communication, simple day-to-day administration experience, project management, initiative and commitment. These may be learnt consciously or unconsciously through extracurricular programs like seminars, career week; cultural week; symposiums; sporting activities; field trips and excursion, etc. Such skills are highly required by employers and they can turn out to boost your employability.


I could not have highlighted all you’d gain in you entire college experiences, but you should have seen what you’d miss by not having a higher education. *Even though there are alternatives to higher education, they are still not comparable to it.* Talk of retail management transship; apprenticeship; or even be a boss of your own; you still need the light of higher education to get a good grab of the above and to have ‘good success’; and beside, you still have to pay to acquire any of those even though it may not be called tuition fees. In that regard it is salient not just to think of the cost of having higher education as just paying for lectures and seminars, but you should consider the strings of opportunities attached to enjoying a college experience…. *so missing higher education is not in any way an option to consider.*