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In the article “The Fading Promise of
a More Meritocratic Society” by Ross Corbett, the author talks about the
importance of a college degree, that will guarantee people for a better future.
Earning a college degree is all about opening up opportunities in life. The
benefits of a college education are to have more career opportunities, better
paying, higher skilled jobs, etc. In contrast to the college degree, the
university degree is not appreciated by Corbett. As Corbett mentions, some
students have been admitted to elite university, the author suggests that they
might or might not succeed. Because “It pushes to improve undergraduate
retention and completion rates at these other universities result in a lowering
of standards that threatens their signaling role, and with it, their ability to
open doors for their students” (Corbett 212). Some universities are told to
make sure that their students will graduate in six years. If one is not
qualified in the admissions process, some schools will drop them in order to keep
their higher graduation rates “the mission of these schools demands that they
fail students at a relative high rate and even that many freshmen be lost to more
selective schools as transfers” (Corbett 214). I do not like the idea of
graduation in six years because I believe that most people do not like being
bound to graduation in a certain time. At a university, everyone is racing so
it becomes very competitive. Therefore, it is important to keep yourself
shining among the crowd. At college, small class sizes help people to stand out
more to their professor and get to know your classmates better than you would
just sitting in a lecture hall “when there are 5000-plus students in a class,
the opportunity for live interaction with the superstar professor must necessarily
be limited” (Corbett 215). From that, people will have less chance to ask questions
and obtain the skills that they needed. More importantly, college is so much
cheaper than university for those who want to save money. In my opinion, university
is not always the best path. You spend a lot of your time taking courses that
have nothing to do with an actual job because everything you learn is just theory.
Whereas in college, you focus on courses that relate to an actual job and get
hands-on experience. 


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