Some changes are necessary. (Good title!)
For starters, you forgot to space between paragraphs.
Many people today make the decision to go to college. Going to college has become part of the American dream, as much as owning a house with a white picket fence, having children and a beloved family pet. Gaining a college education ensures that a person will do well in life. In fact two thirds of Americans attend a postsecondary school. Statistics show that an investment in postsecondary education pays off in higher earning power.More later.
Student or Learner