Why Go to College?

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 Occupational program (career school) Associate degree (academic program) Bachlor's degree Master's degree DOctoral degree (e.g.,PH.D.) Professional degree (e.g.,M.D.,J.D.)

Unemployment rate in 2011 14.1% 9.4% 8.7% 6.6% 6.9% 4.9% 3.6% 2.5% 2.4%

Why Go to College?

shared by FederalStudentAid on Aug 02, 2012 in Education


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Why go to college? Here’s a simple equation: a college or career school education = more money, more job options, and more freedom. As you can see, as you get more education, you’ll make more mon...
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