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Why should I earn a college degree?

Why should I earn a college degree? If you have searched for a job recently, you probably noticed that many jobs now require a college degree. Below are some statistics that prove the importance of a college education, including statistics regarding income and unemployment rates for degree holders vs. high school graduates. Over of jobs in the U.S. will require a 60% college degree by 2018 Workers with associate's degrees earn about Workers with bachelor's degrees earn about $8,000 $24,000 more per year than high school graduates more per year than high school graduates Unemployment rates for high school graduates are about Those who have only a high school diploma are JOB 90% higher than people 88 8X more likely to be unemployed than college grads with bachelor's degrees Unemployment rate in the U.S. as Unemployment rates based on Gob of December 2013: degree level 6.7% 4.9% 6.8% 9.4% Diploma Bachelor %24 %24 Median annual income for a young adult with a bachelor's degree: Median annual income for a young adult with a high school diploma: $29,000 $45,000 Bachelor's degree holders earn an average of $1,000,000 more in a lifetime compared to diploma holders Total lifetime earnings based on degree obtained Bachelor $2.3 Million Associate $1.7 Million Diploma $1.3 Million %3D Associate's degree jobs currently have the highest projected growth rate compared to jobs requiring other types of degrees 35% 1,143,600 Projected Growth Rate New jobs will be added between 2010 and 2020 In 2011, the percentage of people in California between the ages of 25 and 64 with a two or four-year college degree was Of that percentage 7.92% were associate's degree holders and 38.9% 20.01% were bachelor's degree holders Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics – www.bls.gov, The National Center for Education Statistics – www.nces.ed.gov, U.S. Census Bureau – www.census.gov, Lumina Foundation – www.luminafoundation.org 1.800.FRE.MONT Los Angeles Campus 3440 Wilshire Blvd 10th Floor Cerritos Campus Fremont College' 18000 Studebaker Rd Suite 900A 373.6668 19561 An Innovator in Professional Education" Los Angeles, CA 90010 Cerritos, CA 90703 www.fremont.edu || Bachelor's Associate's High School Diploma

Why should I earn a college degree?

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If you have searched for a job recently, you probably noticed that many jobs now require a college degree. Below are some statistics that prove the importance of a college education, including statist...

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