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The various benefits of attending college and pursuing higher education

BY: David Prakash Kumar | Category: Education | Post Date: 2009-11-07

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College is an important part of a persons life. Almost all people who are successful in life have a college education. There are a few people who do not have college education, but have been successful in life, but these are the people who will be the first ones to tell you that college education is very important for one to be able to tackle most of the problems of life. Pursuing higher education is crucial.

There are different college courses that offer various types of degrees. There are some college degrees that help the person to complete a formal education that will help them to directly get a job. These jobs can be varied and also depend on the course. The professional courses usually are degrees that will provide job opportunities for the graduates in their line of study immediately after their formal college education is completed.

Duration of college:

The duration of a college education can vary from one course to another course.
The minimum duration for an under graduate course is about three years. The course duration can also be as long as four years. There are some college degrees that give the option for the student to complete both a graduate course and along with it a post graduate course too. Some college degrees can also include a internship along with the course and in these courses the duration can increase.

Benefits of college degrees:

1. The degree itself:

The degree itself is a benefit of the college education. This is the main reason for the students to do a course that offers a college degree. Many people, especially if they are first generation graduates, study usually because they are the pioneers in their family as far as education is concerned.

2. Jobs:

The next important aspect of completing a college education is that the person has a job because of the education. This is a major benefit of completing a formal degree. The horizon of jobs available also increases if a person has completed a degree or college education. These days where the technology has improved a lot, people with less education have limited job opportunities than those who have completed more education.

3. Salary:

The salary of a person who completes a college degree is more than the salary of a person who is not so well qualified. Qualification in terms of college education can provide the base for a person to start their career with a bigger pay. Salary is also a motivation for the students to complete their college education.

4. Research:

Many people complete their formal college education because they have a larger horizon and scope for research which is another important reason for many people to complete their college education.

5. Other reasons:

There are some other reasons for some people to complete their college education and pursue higher education. Some people have their own family run businesses. These people send their children to complete the college education so that these kids can have a college education, but they have no intention of following their course of study further because they will be going to work in their parents business.

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About Author / Additional Info: I am a physiotherapist and also a freelance writer. I have been writing for many blogs and websites and also take up freelance assignments. Comments are welcome at prakashdavid@rediffmail.com

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