Why Go To College?

Whether you are uncertain about going to college or you just need some reassurance you’re on the right track, here are a few reasons to go to college:

  • Every bit of education you get after high school increases the chances you’ll earn a better wage. Most college graduates earn a lot more money during their working years than people who stop their education at high school.
  • The more education you get the more likely it is that you will always have a job. According to one estimate, by the year 2028 there will be 19 million more jobs for educated workers than there are qualified people to fill them.
  • Continuing education after high school is much more important for your generation than it was for your parent’s generation. Today most good jobs require more than a high school diploma. Businesses want to hire people who know how to think and solve problems, and who have shown that they are dedicated to bettering themselves.
  • Education beyond high school gives you a lot of other benefits, including meeting new people, opening doors to new opportunities, and experiencing successes that you may not have without it.

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What Is "College"?

College is all post-secondary education including certificate programs, trade schools, community colleges and 4 year colleges and universities. Learn More