“The purpose of college is not just … to transmit skills. It’s also to widen your horizons, to make you a better citizen, to help you to evaluate information, to help you make your way through the world, to help you be more creative.”
Experience personal growth.
College is a time to learn about yourself. Have new experiences, meet new people and explore new places!
It’s ok to be interested in many possible career paths when you go to college. Take a variety of classes and get involved with student clubs to learn what you like to do.
Build a career.
It is easier to find a stable, good paying job with education and training beyond high school. Going to college teaches you knowledge and skills like communication and teamwork.
People with a college degree or certificate are generally happier, more fulfilled, and more engaged with their community. College graduates also tend to live longer than those with a high school diploma or less.
Invest in your future.
College graduates earn more than high school graduates. They are also more likely to have a job, especially one with good benefits like health insurance and retirement plans.