Despite the fact that United States is home to some of the best colleges and universities in the world, access to higher education in this country is not always equal. Education is something which gives…
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Since education is based upon the ideals of opportunity for all and higher personal advancement, increased tuition costs ruin the promise of education and make it only available to the elite members of society.
Education is supposed to be meritocratic in nature and that means that people are accepted into universities and colleges across this country based on their abilities and not the wealth of their parents. Education is the way in which people break through social barriers like class and privilege. Is it true that education is merit-based? Is it true that America’s ideas about higher education are based upon the notion that it allows people to advance, progress and move forward in life? A basic idea behind the sociology of education is that it promotes greater equality and is based upon merit and equal opportunity for all. The expansion of education in the past two hundred years in the United States is an incredible advance which has supposed increased social equality and made society a better place. Less than one hundred years ago, the educational institutions of this country were closed to women, ethnic minorities such as African-Americans and a whole bunch of other social groups. What is amazing is that while a long time ago educational opportunities were denied to more than 50% of the population, today education is supposed to be available to all. Education is supposed to promote social equality and when tuition is high and out of reach for many students, it promotes division based on social class and limits the opportunities for many qualified students (Conley, 59-72).
Looking at the opportunities associated with higher education, academics Persell & Cookson studied education and privilege. They determined that through education “the transmission of privilege is central to the reproduction of an
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An increase of school tuition should not affect the enrolment for it to increase school revenue. However, you find that even though the increment are within the margins of the tuition that other universities offer, students who are in the lower earning profile will be greatly affected even with minimal increment.
However, in this paper we are going to focus on the institution of higher learning as a basic business enterprise that note only serves to provide education to the masses but is also out to make to generate income from the variety of services it offers within its line of duty.
As such, education plays a pivotal role in acquiring knowledge and the ability to think analytically. To most people, education is synonymous to schools and these schools also commonly referred to as educational institutions, usually charge fees by way of tuition so as to support funding for the institution.
Today, prospective students see their money buying less, and that a college degree no longer guarantees a good paying job. Students and their families are unwilling to shoulder the responsibility of graduating with a huge debt over their heads. Too many college graduates are working in lower paying jobs.
Tuition fee, however, comprises only a part of the cost of higher education. There is a huge disparity in the role of the government in higher education across countries and across universities in the same country. In the Scandinavian countries, no
olleges and universities appear to offer this reimbursement as a means of lessening the financial burden on students and using leverage to ensure higher tuition rates by offering these programs. Clearly, the use of the partial cost reimbursement program can help to ease rising
For us to understand and effectively give informed decision on whether the state university should increase or decrease its tuition fees. The two scenarios will be analyzed after the in-depth analysis of what revenue consists of.