If you don’t think pursuing an undergraduate degree is worth it, think again. Here are a few things you should know.
You’ll Earn More Money.
Research shows that those who get an undergraduate degree earn more than those who don’t. One study found that the average hourly wage for college graduates is about $32.60. Another study found that those who have their bachelor’s degree earn more right out of the gate with an average starting salary of $45,000. This is more than those without a degree earn, as a 2012 Pew Research report found that the median annual earnings of those with only some college was $30,000, and those with a high school diploma was $28,000.
Not Going Back to School Could Cost You.
If you don’t go back to school to get your degree, you may wind up seriously losing out. Research shows that failing to pursue secondary education costs about half a million dollars after taking into account average additional wages, and more. This means that the longer you take to get your degree, the more you lose out on.
You Will Not Regret It.
You’d have to be living under a rock not to know that there’s a student loan debt problem, but despite that, college grads say that it’s worth it. One study found that 83% of all college attendees said earning their undergraduate degree “has paid off.” Thanks to the flexible options nowadays, it’s possible to get your degree while working full-time, and on a special payment plan. No matter what your situation is, you can get your degree, a decision you won’t regret.
The point here is clear: go back to school. It doesn’t matter whether you want an English degree, a psychology degree, a business degree, or what have you. What matters is that you go to college, and get an undergraduate degree to unlock a world of possibilities.
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