Why Should Your Student Go to College?
Knowledge, skills & opportunity. If your student goes to college, he or she will gain skills to use for the rest of their life, no matter what career they choose. There are also many other reasons to go to college.
Every bit of education your student gets after high school increases the chances they'll earn good pay. Most college graduates earn a lot more money during their working years than people who stop their education at high school.
The more education your student gets, the more likely it is he or she will always have a job. According to one estimate, by the year 2028 there will be 19 million more jobs for educated workers than there are qualified people to fill them.
Continuing education after high school is much more important for your student's generation than it was for your generation. Today most good jobs require more than a high school diploma. Businesses want to hire people who know how to think and solve problems.
It opens doors
Education beyond high school gives your student a lot of other benefits, including meeting new people, taking part in new opportunities to explore their interests, and experiencing success.
Right now, it's probably tough for your student to imagine where they'll be in a year or two, much less 10, 20, 30 or 40 years down the road. Where do they expect to be, and what do they want out of life? By attending college immediately after high school, you get a head start on answering those important questions.