• Five Ways Ed Pays

     For most students who go to college, the increase in their lifetime earnings far outweighs the costs of their education.  That's a powerful arguement for college. But more income is by no means the only positive outcome students can expect.  The real value of a college education, in addition to greater wealth, consists of more security, better health, closer family, and stronger community.
     

    Better Health
     
    Individuals ages 25 to 34 with a 4-year college degree are 70% more likely to engage in vigorous exercise than those with only a high school diploma.

    Closer Family
     
    Parents with 4-year college degrees are 68% more likely to have attended a concert or live show with their children than parents with only a high school diploma.

    Greater Wealth
     
    Individuals with a 4-year college degree earn an average of $22,000 more per year than those with only a high school diploma.

    More Security

    Individuals with only a high school diploma are about twice as likely to be unemployed as those with a 4-year college degree.

    Stronger Community
     
    Individuals ages 18 to 24 with a 4-year college degree were 75% more likely to vote in the 2008 election than those with only a high school diploma.

    http://media.collegeboard.com/CollegePlanning/media/pdf/BigFuture-College-Plan-Handout.pdf

Last Modified on September 27, 2012