Why College Matters

Whether you’re a freshman or a senior in high school and thinking about life after graduation, college matters all the same—because college opens doors and creates opportunities regardless of your interests, talents, studies or dreams.

College is a way to define what career path you may pursue, providing the necessary training and experience to achieve your dreams.

A college education is also becoming more important in accessing the fields and jobs with the most opportunity for advancement and rewards. The benefits of higher education are significant!

Take a look at the facts:

  • A college graduate stands to earn more than $1 million dollars more in a lifetime than someone with just a high school degree.
  • The annual income of a person with a college education is 80% higher than that of a high school graduate.
  • The numbers don’t lie, college matters!

  • Sources: USA Today, U.S. Census Bureau