Education is the key to the future

Education is the key to the future

Dreams of the future are always successful never considering life.

Education is important to our future. In a perfect world college stu- dents would come straight out of high school and be 18 to 24 years old. Their life would revolve around themselves. They would at- tend class, have fun, and some would work.

“I don’t have kids, I don’t work, I’m an athlete,” says 21 year old Aricela Alvarez. “I run track practice three times a day; so if I’m not running I can be found in the library studying.”

However, as life precedes students start having families, bills, and school. Education is still im- portant, but now must be balanced and scheduled around the family’s needs.

“In the fall semester of 2010 there was a total of 6610 students at- tending TAMUK,” according to the University Statistical Profile Of- fice of Institutional Research. As students get older, they start having families and jobs to support their family. Many commute. Many attend night classes. Some have taken a financial cut to attend TAMUK for a better future.

Education leads to successful careers that support fami- pay bills and have fun.

“Out of 6610 students there are approximately 1701 students 25 up,” according to University Statistical Profile Office of Institutional Research.

Look around a classroom, in the hall, at the SUB, not everyone deals with life in the same manner.

Here they are. They are working towards a successful future with children, spouses, jobs, and other personal issues. “Students’ enrollment at TAMUK as continued to rise since 2007,” according to University Statistical Profile Office of Institutional Re- search.

Life may get in the way but students at TAMUK adapt with each bump in the road.

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