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Why College Matters
College Matters !
You may be thinking, “College? Hey, that’s too far off to think about!” But you’d be wrong. Middle school is exactly when you should start thinking about your future—and the best way of getting there.
Here’s a simple equation: a college or career school education = more money, more job options, and more freedom. As you’ll see from the chart below, as you get more education, you’ll make more money and have more job opportunities.
While the cost of college can be high, the cost of not going is even higher. Over a lifetime, a college graduate will earn about $1 million more than someone with only a high school diploma. And the more education you have, the more likely you are to:
- Live longer
- Have better health
- Stay employed
- Enjoy your work
- Earn more money
- Change careers more easily
A college education is a long-term investment. With careful planning you can find the school and funding options that work best for your situation and put you on the path to success.
Presented by Degree Jungle “Is College Still Worth It”