Benefits of completion

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Benefits of completion

  1. 1. Benefits of College Completion Ms. Sheila Caldwell Director, Complete College Georgia
  2. 2. Why Complete College? By 2020, 61% of jobs in Georgia will require a college certificate or college degree.
  3. 3. More Employment Opportunities High School Graduates lost 200,000 jobs in 2012. College graduates gained 1,676,000 jobs in 2012.
  4. 4. Increased Hourly Wages UNG Bachelor Degree Holders earn an average of $18.00 per hour compared to HS Graduates who earn $8.00 per hour.
  5. 5. Learn More, Earn More College Graduates earn an average of $1,000,000 more than high school graduates in lifetime earnings.
  6. 6. Increased Earnings
  7. 7. Higher Annual Incomes 2–Year Degree holders earn an average of $9,400 more annually than high school graduates. 4-Year Degree holders earn an average of $21,100 more annually than high school graduates.
  8. 8. Higher Employment Rates College graduates had an unemployment rate of 3.6% in 2013. High School graduates had an unemployment rate of 7.2% in 2013.
  9. 9. Lower Poverty Rates The poverty rate in 2011 was 5% for college graduates. The poverty rate in 2011 was 14% for high school graduates.
  10. 10. Enhanced Employment Benefits Retirement Benefits Health Savings Account Tuition Reimbursement
  11. 11. Enhanced Relationships Friendships Networking Self-Discovery
  12. 12. Is College Worth the Investment? Yes! The rate of return is much higher than many alternative investments.
  13. 13. Is College Worth the Investment?
  14. 14. UNG is Committed to Student Success Gain Leadership Skills Gain Global & Soft Skills Obtain a College Degree
  15. 15. Go & Graduate !
  16. 16. References Brookings Institution, The Hamilton Project, 2013 College Board, Education Pays , 2013 Complete College America, 2011 Georgetown University, The College Payoff, 2011 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2013

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