A college degree means many things for your student, including:
Greater Job Security. Education past high school is much more important for this generation than any generation before. In the next several years, most good jobs—at least 1/3 of all jobs!—will require more than a high school diploma.
Real World Skills. Businesses increasingly seek employees that know how to think on their feet, work in teams, and solve problems. These are just of few of the skills you can learn in college.
More Opportunities. Education opens the world of opportunities! It helps you meet new people, explore your interests, and participate in your community.
A safer and healthier life. Graduates are generally less likely to be incarcerated, live longer, and are healthier than drop-outs.
Higher Salary. Money is not everything, but having a college degree does greatly increase your options for providing the life you want for yourself and your family. It is estimated that a college graduate earns an estimated one million dollars more than a peer with only a high school degree.