Is this year, the year? Are you thinking about going back to school and earning your college degree? Congratulations! Going back to college is a big decision, but we are here for you to help make that decision easier.
Going back to school and getting your college degree is worth it.
There are lot of compelling reasons to to back to school. If you are looking to get the career you've always wanted, the financial benefits of earning your degree are considerable . . .
- If you have earned a bachelor’s degree, you can expect to earn about 65% more during a 40-year working life than the typical high school graduate earns over the same period, according to a 2013 study conducted by The College Board.
The median earnings of a bachelor’s degree recipient is $21,100 higher than a high school graduate, according to the same College Board report.
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the median salary earned by 2014 college graduates in their first job was $50,050. The average starting salaries for these first jobs was $48,707.
Get your degree for less & earn more as a college graduate. . .
As compelling as it is to get your college degree, trying to make the right decisions about going back to school, and saving on your degree program, can be overwhelming.
Like some help determining which steps to follow? Download your free copy of Going Back to School: 2015 Guide to Getting Your College Degree, a new guide put together by your college savings experts at StraighterLine.
Full of practical advice, this step-by-step guide will teach you everything you need to know about going back to school, including:
- Why it pays to go back to school
- Where the jobs are and what to study to get them
- How to choose the right college and degree program for you
- What you can do before enrolling to save on your degree and increase your success
- Discover how online education can make your degree possible
- And much, much more!