College is more important than ever.
As of 2020, more than 60 percent of the available jobs in New York State required some kind of postsecondary education: that may be a two-year college degree from a community college, a four year degree from a college or university, or even a graduate degree, beyond four-years of college.
Finding the right college depends on many factors, including what your student wants to do for a career.
A college degree will help your child
- Earn more money
College graduates earn, on average, $22,000 more per year than high school graduates; that’s more than a million dollars over their lifetime
- Have more job security
College graduates have an easier time finding and keeping a job; they have more jobs to choose from
- Have better health and lifestyle
College graduates, in general, are happier and healthier
Here are the Top 10 Reasons to Go to College