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Difference Between Highschool and College

Education plays an important role in all our lives. Many of us will spend more than fifteen years at school in order to get the qualifications that are required to work in a specific field. Of course, those years are broken down into several levels, some of them being more liked than others are. Two important steps that we go through are high school and college. College and high school are very similar, yet there are also significant differences between them. The cost of high school education is not the same as the cost of college education, the social environment also differs from high school to college, and the amount of freedom varies. Similarities between high school and college can include, the chance to meet new people, a chance to learn material to help prepare for the workforce, and they are both fun times that give people lasting memories.

It is true to say that college is more expensive than high school. Of course, it provides a higher level of education, but by having a high price it does not give a chance to students coming from a family with a low income. In addition, at college, you have to buy your own books, but in high school, you borrow them from the school for a year. Paying for the education you get is expensive, but many people have to pay even more. Many cities do not have colleges, so students who want to get a higher education have to move away to another city where they will be provided the education they need. This often involves paying for an apartment and for food, and sometimes for the bus, which is not, unlike high school, free. As you can see, college is a lot more expensive than high school.

However, the cost is not the only think to consider when comparing high school and college, the relation between teachers and students are different. At high school, they see their students lower than them, not as equals. To tell the truth, it is very hard for high school students to become friends with the...

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