Write an essay (like most essays in this class: 2 – 3 pages with about a 12 font, double spaced, with normal margins. Cite any sources you use in a simple list at the end) about the college plan you intend to follow (if you don’t have one yet, that’s ok. Make one up). Make sure you tell your reader:
1. Where you intend to go and what degree or certificate you intend to earn. (My degree is nursing)
2. How much you think it will cost to earn that degree or certificate.,
3. The starting salary typically earned with that degree or certificate.
4. What do you think our national public policy should be toward higher education and why? Should we pay for more college costs collectively? That means higher taxes, but lower tuition costs. If we do that, should we be more restrictive about what we, the taxpayer, will pay for (more engineering? less french literature and football?)?
Bankrate.com has calculated the ROI on some generic college plans: http://www.bankrate.com/finance/college-finance/roi-college-degree.aspx (Links to an external site.)
Salary.com lists some degrees they think are a smart investment: http://www.salary.com/8-college-degrees-that-will-earn-your-money-back/ (Links to an external site.)
And some they don’t: http://www.salary.com/8-college-degrees-with-the-worst-return-on-investment/ (Links to an external site.)
I really like HCC’s medical technology program. It seems like a pretty good value: http://www.glassdoor.com/Salaries/medical-technologist-salary-SRCH_KO0,20.htm (Links to an external site.)