With a mountain of college debt burdening graduates there are many families questioning the value of a college education. Is the investment worth it? Statistics say, yes. Despite the cost, college graduates still go on to earn 84% more over their working lifetime than high school graduates. With this statistic in mind, it them becomes essential that college students get the most out of their education by sticking to an academic program, making use of the mentors they will meet on campus, chose their career path early in their studies so they can build skills, and social and professional networks during their years on campus.
- Sign up for courses that are challenging, rigorous, and academic instead of sticking to a narrow field that is easy for you.
- Take advantage of the many cultural and intellectual events that are offered at your college.
- Develop relationships with faculty or staff members who can serve as your mentors.
“It’s a fact that college graduates earn on average 84% more over their lifetimes than high school graduates.”