Why is College Important for my Child?

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