Why get a College Degree?
There are many benefits to getting a College Degree.
From Higher income potential to better job security.
If you have at least a bachelor’s degree, you’re less likely to be without a job. The unemployment rate for Americans whose highest degree is a bachelor’s was 2.8% in 2020.
There’s proof that the saying “College is an investment in your future” holds up: Bachelor’s degree-holders ages 25 to 34 earned a median income of around $50,000 in 2014, while their peers without college degrees earned $30,000.
Having a college degree opens doors that would otherwise be closed, giving you a wider selection of jobs. Of 2.9 million good jobs created in the last 20 years, 2.8 million are held by workers with at least a bachelor’s degree.
Getting some level of education after high school — whether at a traditional four-year campus or community college or through a career-specific certificate program gives you the skills to improve your life.