Ka–ching! As a college graduate, you’ll earn an average of $368 more a week than a high school graduate – that’s $20,000 more a year!
It pays to stay in school. Over a lifetime, a high school dropout working full-time will earn $300,000 less than a high school graduate, and more than $1 million less than a college graduate!
You’ll have better odds for a better job: A college degree increases your chances of employment by nearly 50%.
You’ll be getting ahead of the game – it’s estimated that by 2014, 90% of the fastest-growing careers will require some level of education beyond high school.
Your college degree will continue to grow in value. By the time you’re in your 30s, there’ll be an estimated 19 million more jobs for educated workers than there are qualified people to fill them.
It will benefit you in lots of other ways, such as health insurance and generous retirement plans. Jobs for college graduates typically offer more and better benefitsthan lower-skill jobs requiring just a high school diploma.
You’ll be more likely to live the way you’ve always dreamed. Families with higher levels of education tend to enjoy a better standard of living. With more earningpotential, you can also give back to your parents and be in a position to help other members of your family and community.
Pay it forward – if you go to college, statistics show your children and even their children are more likely to go.
Karilyn Lesassier Van Oosten serves as Director of Strategic Alliances at Chamberlain College of Nursing. In this role she is responsible for leading the strategic direction of the healthcare and clinical development teams and expanding educational opportunities. Van Oosten has a strong background in business development with more than 10 years of experience developing business alliances for nursing education institutions, previously service as senior director of enrollment and director of strategic business alliances in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Grand Canyon University Phoenix.