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Not every school is created equal. The best fit for you depends on your desired major and career path. Explore our options for online degrees, look at tuition, campus amenities and much more.
Experience the value of a degree
How much is a degree really worth? Find out how much more a degree can earn you with our salary and career guides, to determine if the return on investment is there if you earn a degree.
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Whether you are just starting out in a new career, or you are looking for advancement opportunities through education, we have the resources that will set you up for success.
Make an Impact with a College Degree
Earn more money, have more job security, reach higher levels of savings and security – these things are all possible with a college degree. Getting a post-secondary education is more important than ever, and now is the time to gain the tools necessary to set you apart in a competitive job market. If you are looking for a degree, upskilling or reskilling, you can find what you need on our site.
College graduates earn more
College graduates still earn more than their non-college-educated peers, according to research by the Pew Research Center, which found Millennials earned an average of $45k, while HS Diploma only earned $28k.
College is worth it
Boomers, Generation X and Millennials can all agree on one thing – college was worth it, according to the same survey executed by the Pew Research Center, with 98% of those making 6 figures saying college was worth it.
Even some college pays off
According to a study by the University of Texas at Austin, even students with “some college” are more likely to be employed 15 years later than their non-college-educated peers, working as a stepping-stone to a better position in the labor market.
Wages rise overall
The gap between wages for college-educated and non-college-educated people continues to widen. Since 1980, the wage premium for college educated workers has been rising, hit a peak in 2005, and risen again since the onset of COVID-19.
Degrees are required for two-thirds of jobs
65 percent of all jobs in the current economy require a post-secondary degree. More than that, 55 million new job openings all require a degree, making it more important than ever to get a college education.
Healthcare and retirement are covered
College educated people are more likely to have health and retirement benefits with their jobs than those without a college education, unemployment levels are lower, and people are generally more satisfied with their jobs.
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College students are more diverse than ever
As the population in the United States grows more diverse, so does the population on any college campus. Hispanic students play a huge role in the increased diversity in our colleges and universities, with each 10-year cohort of Hispanic students seeking more college education than the last. However, there is still work to do – Black students still face the most barriers, with the highest dropout rates, the highest student loan debt burdens and the highest borrowing rates of any group. Part of our mission is education and improving access, so every person has an equal opportunity to achieve the benefits that come from earning a college degree.
Scholarships and funding
Fear of student loan debt is a huge roadblock for many students interested in getting a college degree. However, there are many unknown or little-known scholarships out there that could make your college education much more affordable. Check out our resource on scholarships and funding to see if there is a fit for you. You don’t need to rely solely on student loans with a little planning and research.