Why go to college?
Can't I get a good job now?
Yes, maybe you could, but a college degree will make your chances even better. Check out the earnings and unemployment rates for people 25 years and older with different levels of education:
Mean (average) earnings in 2011 $29,848 $41,228 $46,228 $49,920 $52,988 $71,552 $84,448 $102,648 $121,212
Level of education Less than a High school diploma High school graduate, no college Some college, no degree...