Should You Go to College?
Published July 8th, 2019

An old wise man once said, “Go to college. Get a good job.”

The decision to attend college of any scale is a colossal decision. Getting a degree also takes time, on average about four years for most students. However, getting a degree also costs money: tens of thousands of dollars for most people. You might be asking yourself, "Is it worth it? Should I go to college?”

Here are a few reasons we think everyone would benefit from going to college:

Going to College Will Provide Valuable Skills

In addition to preparing you for a career, you can learn valuable skills that can help you hit the ground running on your first day on the job. College can help you figure out what career you want to have. You can take many different classes and understand what interests you. You have opportunities to get hands on experience, do research, and find what really sparks your interest. The biggest advantage? You may come across the right people who can get your foot in the door at your dream company.

A Degree Will Increase Your Income

In a study conducted by the Labor Statistics (BLS), median weekly earnings increase with each level of education until they decline slightly with a doctoral degree. Your ability to stay employed will also improve regardless of the economy roller coaster. The BLS reports a lower unemployment rate among college graduates.

The Building Blocks of Your Your Professional Network

Your friendships with fellow students and college faculty will allow you to start building up your professional network. These connections will help you get started on your career, and you will be able to access them for years to come.

The Best Four Years of Your Life

The experience you get outside of the classroom is just as valuable as inside the classroom. Most of your closest friends for the rest of your life will be people you met during college. In college, you get the chance to meet people from all over the US and even other countries. A big part of the college experience is having the opportunity to learn from and interact with people from diverse backgrounds.

You have the four years to study, live, party, and grow up with like minded people. One of our all-time favorite quotes about college comes from Lari Oleynik "College inspired me to think differently. It's like no other time in your life."

Succeed All Four Years

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