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Associates vs bachelors
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Associates vs bachelors
Associates vs bachelors
Associates vs bachelors
Associates vs bachelors
Associates vs bachelors
Associates vs bachelors
Associates vs bachelors
Associates vs bachelors
Associates vs bachelors
Associates vs bachelors
Associates vs bachelors
Associates vs bachelors
Associates vs bachelors
Associates vs bachelors
Associates vs bachelors
Associates vs bachelors
Associates vs bachelors
Associates vs bachelors
Associates vs bachelors
Associates vs bachelors
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Associates vs bachelors

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My reasons for why students should look into a Bachelor's Degree instead of settling for an Associate's Degree.

My reasons for why students should look into a Bachelor's Degree instead of settling for an Associate's Degree.

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  • 1. Why Get a Bachelor’s Degree? By Dru Macasieb
  • 2. EMPLOYMENT ADVANTAGE
  • 3. Bachelor’s Degree Associate’s Degree Some College High School Diploma LessThan High School Diploma $0 $263 $525 $788 $1,050 $471 $652 $727 $785 $1,066 Learn More Earn More source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2013 Weekly Earning by Educational Attainment
  • 4. source:Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation, 2013 Here’s another look!
  • 5. Bachelor’s Degree Associate’s Degree Some College High School Diploma LessThan High School Diploma 0% 3% 6% 9% 12% 12.4% 8.3% 7.7% 6.2% 4.5% More Education = Less Unemployment source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2013 Unemployment Based on Educational Attainment those with a 4 year degree, on average, have a less rate of unemployment
  • 6. the new High School Diploma is the Associate’s Degree Source: Hart Research Associates, 2010 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% More Emphasis Same Emphasis Less Emphasis 3% 68% 28% Expectations of company’s emphasis on Bachelor Degrees for new hires More and more companies expect candidates to have a Bachelor’s Degree. Only 3% of the companies surveyed said they would put less emphasis on a Bachelor’s Degree
  • 7. employers want more people with broad/knowledge skills AND specific skills and knowledge something a bachelors degree does better than an associates Source: Hart Research Associates, 2010
  • 8. 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 1973 1992 2007 2018 10%11%10%7% 23%21%19% 9% 12%10% 8% 12% 17% 17% 19% 28% 30% 34% 40% 10%11%10% 32% HS Dropout HS Diploma Some College Associate’s Degree Bachelor’s Degree Master’s Degree or Better 62% of the workforce will have some type of college education More than half of the workforce with college degrees will have a Bachelor’s or higher Percentage of Workforce by Education Level Future Opportunities Will Require More Education Source: Georgetown University, Center on Education and the Workforce.
  • 9. this chart shows the educational distribution for jobs that require an Associate’s Degree Associate’s Degree for entry vs. true employment Source: Georgetown University, Center on Education and the Workforce.
  • 10. this chart shows the educational distribution for jobs that require an Bachelor’s Degree Bachelor’s Degree for entry vs. true employment Source: Georgetown University, Center on Education and the Workforce.
  • 11. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that by 2018 nearly two thirds of all job openings will require at least a bachelor’s degree. It was about one-third in 2008.
  • 12. HEALTH ADVANTAGE
  • 13. “In 2007–2010, obesity among boys and girls 2–19 years of age decreased with increasing education of the head of household.” -CDC, 2012 Bachelor’s Degree Associate’s Degree* HS Diploma* Less than HS diploma 0% 7.5% 15% 22.5% 30% 24% 18% 16% 11% 22% 20% 14% 7% Girls Boys Percentage of Obese Boys and Girls Based on Parents’ Education Level *estimated valuessource: Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2012 Childhood Obesity and Education
  • 14. No HS Diploma HS Diploma Some College Bachelor’s Degree 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 85 83 82 77 81 77 76 72 Boys Girls Life expectancy at age 25, by sex and education level: United States, 2006 Life Expectancy and Education Research shows those with a Bachelor Degree tend to live longer than those without. source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2012
  • 15. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says that adults without a high school education are four times as likely to LACK health insurance compared to those with a Bachelor’s degree
  • 16. OTHER ADVANTAGES
  • 17. shows people (especially employers) you can commit your time and energy in completing an activity that has 4 years of work Who thinks more is better than less? 2 year degree (Associate) 4 year degree (Bachelor)VS
  • 18. 70% 30% Bachelor’s Degree or Higher Associate’s or Lower 0% 15% 30% 45% 60% Race 13% 24.5% 10% 14.4% 27.9% 17.7% 13% 50.2% Asian Native American Black/African America White Pacific Islander Other Race Mixed Hispanic/Latino Only 30% of the population (25yrs+) have a bachelor’s degree or higher Population 25Years and Over With a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher by Race Recognition Admiration
  • 19. COMMON OBJECTIONS
  • 20. California has the most number of private scholarships available, with over 20x as many as the state with the lowest number.  California has the greatest pool of money for scholarship applicants. OBJECTIONS: “I CAN’T AFFORD ANOTHER 2YEARS”
  • 21. Money is out there
  • 22. Know payment options The Income Based Repayment Plan No more than15% of your monthly income Loan Amount $30,000 $80,000 $120,000 Monthly Income $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 Loan Payment $300 $300 $300 After 25 years of faithful payments Loan is forgiven Visit: http://studentaid.ed.gov for more info
  • 23. Our programs finish faster than traditional schools because we educate year round Might as well finish now than later so you can be more employable and start earning more money, Personal Advice: Once you get into the groove of academia, it will be harder to come back to it once you take a break. SOONER! OBJECTION 2: “I HAVE NOTIME, I NEED A JOB NOW”
  • 24. CONCLUSION
  • 25. Everyone needs to reinforce the value of a higher education by “planting the seed” Especially instructors; they spend the most time with students and arguably the most influential figure during their college journey.
  • 26. References Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2013, MAY 23). Earnings and employment rates by educational attainment . Retrieved from http://citationmachine.net/index2.php? reqstyleid=2&mode=form&rsid=5&reqsrcid=APAWebPage&more=yes&nameCnt=1 Carnevale,A. P., Smith, N., & Strohl, J. Georgetown University, Center on Education and the Workforce. (2013). Recovery: Job growth and education requirements through 2020. Retrieved from Georgetown Public Policy Institute website: http:// www9.georgetown.edu/grad/gppi/hpi/cew/pdfs/Recovery2020.FR.Web.pdf Center for Disease Control and Prevention. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics. (2012). Health, united states, 2011:With special feature on socioeconomic status and health.. Retrieved from U.S. Government Printing Office website: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus11.pdf Hart Research Associates, (2010). Raising the bar: Employers’Views on college learning in the wake of the economic downturn (Master's thesis). 20JanuaryRetrieved July 24, 2013, from http://www.aacu.org/leap/documents/2009_EmployerSurvey.pdf Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation. (2013). Learn more, earn more: . In Adventures in Education. Retrieved July 25, 2013, from http://www.aie.org

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