7 most expensive US colleges
These private institutions of learning cost more to attend for a single year than many families earn in that time. Here's where sticker prices are the highest.
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I doubt very seriously that a person who graduated from Fordham is much more knowledgeable & more valuable in the workforce than someone who graduated from University of Redlands. But when the business owners get together at the local bar it's a nice bragging right I guess to say, "All my employee's have Haaaaaaarvard degree's" (with the pinky finger turned up while drinking tea).
I attended USC for just a little over a semester, when the economy became very unstable a few years back. I had used all my saving to attend the school of my dreams, lost my job, my immediate family lives 6,000 miles away and had nowhere to go. I moved back east where I had some family and took a job. They were not interested in anyone moving up the ladder without a degree and had very limited things they would pay for you to go to school for. So, I moved on as scary as it was to give up a good job at this time in our country.
I have bigger dreams though, and I knew I would never be where I wanted to be staying there. I have been at my current job now 8 months and was promoted at 6 months, where I took an administration job. I am now enrolled in college for my BBA. All of that to simply say. I took an administration job simply by hard work, perseverance, and pushing myself to do better. People in management always take notice of hard workers. Although in some cases it might help, you don't need a degree for everything. This may not be the america it once was where you could leave a job you didn't care for and have a new one next week. However, it is still America and we are still Americans, and anything you want and work for is possible! It's all about adapting to a different and more difficult time in which we now live.
It would be worth it if they provide education in a real sense. Schools have become a business not to gain knowledge in a real sense, but to compete who can find the xxx factors faster. Learning isn't a business it should be fun, meaningful, spiritual if you want, life changing. All schools should be free and the teachers should be competent. All schools could easily be paid on tax dollars and all people could be guided towards their talents. What an ideal world. Thats free thinking. Business has turned language upside down. You are independent and free thinking if you own your own business. Really, you are tied to the dollar and your mind only considers what can you cut to get the most for your buck. That's college.
Ahh, but everyone needs a mercedes, or BMW or Jag. And some need more. It's all appearance of wealth not real mind wealth. That takes a different breed and colleges don't produce (pun) them.
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