Why Go to College?
It can be hard to understand why college is important, or even why good grades are important, when you're in middle school, or even the first years of high school. If your student is uncertain about going to college, or just needs some reassurance about the path to college, here are a few reasons to share about why college is important:
- Every bit of education you get after high school increases the chances you'll earn good pay. Most college graduates earn a lot more money during their working years than people who stop their education after high school graduation.
- Besides good pay, the more education you get the more likely it is you will always have a job. According to one estimate, by the year 2028 there will be 19 million more jobs for educated workers than qualified people to fill them.
- Continuing education after high school is much more important for your generation than it was for your parents' 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.
- Education beyond high school gives you a lot of other benefits, including meeting new people, taking part in new opportunities to discover and explore your interests, and experiencing success.