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1 Administered by Borough of Manhattan Community College

2 College? Me? How many of you are planning to go to college someday? 6/17/2009 Adminstered by Borough of Manhattan Community College

3 Reasons for College Going? Why do you want to go to college? Let’s hear what others have to say: 1A8CE8&feature=plcp 1A8CE8&feature=plcp Please note anything that strikes you as interesting, or any lines that you can identify with as you watch the video. 6/17/2009 Adminstered by Borough of Manhattan Community College

4 Journaling Activity Please journal for 2-3 minutes in response to this question. What was your favorite line from the video? Explain why you chose that line. What does that line mean to you? Share with partner Share in large group 6/17/2009 Adminstered by Borough of Manhattan Community College

5 First Generation College Students Define How many of you are the first person in your family to go to college? 6/17/2009 Adminstered by Borough of Manhattan Community College

6 Concerns About Going to College What concerns do you have about going to college? What concerns might first generation college students have about going to college? Would first generation college student concerns be different from the general population? Why? Let’s see what they have to say: 6/17/2009 Adminstered by Borough of Manhattan Community College

7 Personal Reflection What are your personal concerns about going to college? Create a list. Prioritize the list by putting biggest concerns at the top of the list. Write your TOP concern on a post it note and pass it forward to the instructor. 6/17/2009 Adminstered by Borough of Manhattan Community College

8 Exploring the Idea Let’s explore the idea of college-going. Vocabulary Words: College vs. Post-Secondary Education Quantitative Data Cost – benefit analysis 6/17/2009 Adminstered by Borough of Manhattan Community College

9 We know that those with more education tend to make more in the job market. How much do you think the average American worker with a high school degree but no college makes per year? A four year degree? 6/17/2009 Adminstered by Borough of Manhattan Community College

10 Education Pays: Annual Earnings Increase with Education Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2009, cited in College Board, Education Pays, Administered by Borough of Manhattan Community College

11 Education Pays: Lifetime Earnings Increase with Education Source: Current Population Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, Administered by Borough of Manhattan Community College

12 Education Pays: Unemployment Declines with Education Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, November Administered by Borough of Manhattan Community College

13 Education Pays: Likelihood of Being in Poverty Declines with Education Source: Current Population Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2009, cited in College Board, Education Pays, Administered by Borough of Manhattan Community College

14 Education Pays: Health Care Coverage Increases with Education Source: Economic Policy Institute, 2010, cited in College Board, Education Pays, Administered by Borough of Manhattan Community College Bachelor’s Degree or Higher 68% w/Health Care High School Graduate 50% w/Health Care

15 Workforce Trends: Declining Jobs Don’t Require Higher Ed Administered by Borough of Manhattan Community College

16 Workforce Trends: Hot Jobs Require Higher Education Administered by Borough of Manhattan Community College Information Technology Health Care

17 “Is College Worth It?” Video John Stossel Is College Worth It? College is a Rip-off! 20/20 ABC News Administered by Borough of Manhattan Community College

18 Discussion Questions Reactions to the video. Define college and Post-Secondary Education. Is there a difference between how they define college and how we are defining it? Why do you think the people in this video cannot find a job? How can people prevent accumulating outrageous student-loan debt while going to college? 6/17/2009 Adminstered by Borough of Manhattan Community College

19 Benefits to Society 6/17/2009 Adminstered by Borough of Manhattan Community College

20 Educated Individuals Contribute Likelihood of Volunteering Increases with Education Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2009, cited in College Board, Education Pays, Administered by Borough of Manhattan Community College

21 Educated Individuals Contribute Likelihood of Voting Increases with Education Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2004, cited in College Board, Education Pays, Administered by Borough of Manhattan Community College

22 Educated Individuals Contribute Likelihood of Donating Blood Increases with Education Source: NCHS, 2005 National Health Interview Survey, cited in College Board, Education Pays, Administered by Borough of Manhattan Community College

23 Educated Individuals Cost Less Likelihood of Receiving Food Stamps Decreases with Education Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2009, cited in College Board, Education Pays, Administered by Borough of Manhattan Community College

24 Educated Individuals Cost Less Likelihood of Smoking Decreases with Education Source: DeWalque, 2004; National Center for Health Statistics, 2009; cited in College Board, Education Pays, Administered by Borough of Manhattan Community College

25 Myth vs. Reality Myth: College and post-secondary degrees are not worth it. Reality: On average, college and post-secondary degrees are worth it. Can you identify instances where college is NOT worth it? 6/17/2009 Adminstered by Borough of Manhattan Community College

26 Questions I Have About College Going What questions do you have? 6/17/2009 Adminstered by Borough of Manhattan Community College


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