College Bound!!

  • WHY GO TO COLLEGE???

     

    A college education is the gateway to success in today’s knowledge-based, global economy. It’s an investment in each student’s future.

     

    * 60% of all jobs in the United States require some sort of college degree (i.e. certificate, associates degree, bachelor degree, master degree, doctorial degree).

     

    * Individuals who have a college degree earn an average of $22,000 more per year than those with only a high school diploma.

     

    * A college education gives a person more job security. People with a high school diploma are more than twice as likely to be unemployed.

     

    * For most students who go to college, the increase in lifetime earnings far outweighs the cost of their education.

     

    * College is more than just a classroom. It’s an important time in life to learn and grow as a person while gaining independence and life skills.

     

    * Statistics show that a college education impacts health, family and community involvement.

     

    Young adults with a college degree are much less likely to be obese than those with only a high school diploma.

     

    Children of parents with a college degree are much more likely to be read to every day than children of parents with only a high school diploma. 

     

     

    Individuals with a college degree are more than twice as likely to volunteer as those with only a high school diploma. 

     

     

    (Source: Five Ways Ed Pays. Copyright 2011, The College Board)

     

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