The Value of a College Education

Below are THREE of the most common questions we hear.

 

Past generations did fine without college.
why do I?

From 1973 to 2018, jobs in the US flipped from 72% of jobs being attainable with a high school diploma or less.  The trend now for 2018 and beyond is less than 38% of jobs will be secured with that same high school education.  This means 63% of jobs require at minimum "some college" or more. 

Get the full report from Georgetown HERE.

 

Do I have to get a Bachelor’s (4-year degree) or an Advanced degree (6+ year degree) to have a “good job” and livable wage?

No, a person is likely to be both employed and earn a livable wage after completing a 2-year Associate’s degree. However, statistics show the more education you have the more money you make and the less likely you are to be unemployed. Did you know that a Bachelor’s Degree graduate, on average, earns a million dollars more than a person with a high school diploma?  

Chart is from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics

 
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Is it worth it to take loans out for college

YES, a college education is definitely worth the investment of time, money, and resources!
We understand that taking out a loan for college can be scary, but loans are not the only way to pay for college. Each year there is more than $150 billion dollars’ worth of financial aid available to college students in the form of “free money” (Scholarships & Grants) as well as loans. Check out our PAYING FOR COLLEGE section.