Why Should You Go To College?College is the pathway to success and a better lifeCollege graduates earn more money and get better jobsUnemployment rates are lower for college graduatesCollege will help you help your familyCollege is a lot of fun!A Who’s Who of Famous College GraduatesHow Do You Pay for College?College Facts – Student PresentationPage 2Overview
College opens doors to opportunity and expandsyour horizons.Graduating from college will be a source of pridebecause it is a great accomplishment.You get to follow your dreams and determine yourfuture!College Facts – Student PresentationPage 3Pathways to Success and aBetter Life
Page 4College Graduates EarnMore MoneyHigh School DropoutHigh School GraduateSome College, No DegreeAssociate's DegreeBachelor's DegreeMaster's DegreeDoctorate (Ph.D.)Professional Degree$1,102,120$1,531,400$1,863,040$1,920,680$2,742,160$3,337,800$4,449,440$5,612,760Average Lifetime EarningsCollege Facts – Student Presentation
High schoolgraduatesearn $430,000 more over theirlifetimes than high schooldropouts.Double your income by graduating from college.An Associate’s degree is worth $390,000 more than a highschool diploma.A Bachelor’s degree is worth $1.2 million more than a highschool diploma.A Doctorate (Ph.D.) is worth $1.7 million more than a Bachelor’sdegree.A Professional (law or medical) degree is worth $2.9 millionmore than a Bachelor’s degree.Page 5Earn More StayingSchoolCollege Facts – Student Presentation
Page 6College is a Pathway toOpportunityIn a global economy wherethe most valuable skill youcan sell is your knowledge,a good education is nolonger just a pathway toopportunity – it is aprerequisite.– President Barack ObamaCollege Facts – Student Presentation
All of the highest paying jobs require a collegedegree.Jobs for college graduates include better benefits,such as health insurance and retirement plans.College graduates have half the unemploymentrates of high school graduates and better jobsecurity.There are many more jobs available for collegegraduates than high school graduates.Page 7College is Required for aBetter JobCollege Facts – Student Presentation
You will be able to support your family with alarger salary.You will pave the way for your brothers andsisters and other relatives to go to college.You will be able to help your children with theirhomework and give them a better life. As aresult, they will be more likely to attend college.