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  • Why, after 13 years of it, more school IS really worth it.
    Why Go to College?
  • Statistics behind it…
    20 million more workers with postsecondary education will be needed by 2025. Benefits of a College Education
    Investing in a college degree yields 15% more than investing in stocks or bonds. The Brookings Institution
    A college degree can double your annual earnings. U.S. Census Bureau
  • Show me the money!
    MEDIAN INCOMES
    Male, high school diploma only: $32,000
    Male, bachelor’s degree: $55,000
    Female, high school diploma only: $25,000
    Female, bachelor’s degree: $45,000
  • Lifelong Learning
    Outside of the degree itself that you will earn with a college education, proving to future employers that you are capable of continuing to learn means something substantial as well. A college degree shows potential employers that you are an intelligent and diligent person who is not only interested in learning, but who is also perseverant and accomplished in that learning.
  • Break out of your comfort zone!
    Whether you choose to go to college 5 minutes or 5 hours away, you will have the opportunity to meet new people, acquire new interests, and experience new things.
  • Extracurriculars
    Extracurricular activities in college can be rewarding, educational, and fun. Whether your passion lies in athletics, service, or something else entirely, you can find a club or organization that fits your personality.
  • Discover…
    • Do you know what you want to do with the rest of your life? With so many options, it can be hard to decide, but college is an ideal place to figure it out!
    • Photographer
    • Translator
    • Editor
    • Pilot
    • Librarian
    • Personal Trainer
    • Social Worker
    • Coach
    • Graphic Designer
    Teacher
    Engineer
    Doctor
    Dentist
    Audiologist
    Speech Pathologist
    Optometrist
    Paramedic
    Psychologist
    Reporter
    • Veterinarian
    • Physical Therapist
    • Nurse
    • Chef
    • Travel Agent
    • Lawyer
    • Judge
    • Detective
    • Sports Announcer
    • Accounting
    • Advertising
    • Public Relations
    • Banker
    • Finance
    • Insurance
    • Real Estate
    • Mathematician
    • Computer Programmer
  • Other benefits…
    With a college degree, you are 3 times less likely to become unemployed within your lifetime.
    Only 2% of those with a college degree are likely to have families fall below the poverty line, as compared to 25% of persons with a high school degree or less.
    With a college degree you are less likely to smoke, have health problems, or become incarcerated.
    You are more likely to vote and volunteer.
    Those with a college degree are more likely to have children with high levels of cognition.
  • In summary…
    A college education gives you:
    Higher salary
    More job opportunities
    Specialized skills and knowledge
    Networking prospects
    Independence and self-discovery
    Fun!
    START YOUR JOURNEY TO COLLEGE TODAY!