WHAT Can a
Do for Me?
A college education will offer more money, more job opportunities, and more freedom than a high school education.
On average, a person who goes to college earns more money than a person who doesn't. Over a lifetime, a college graduate can earn over $1.5 million more than a high school graduate!
People with a college education typically earn more money during a shorter span of time.
Terry is a dental hygienist (two years of college). Terry generally will earn enough money to buy groceries for a week after working only one day.
Sam is a high school graduate and works as a salesman in a department store. To buy the same groceries, it generally takes Sam three days' pay.
BUYING A TV
Jamual is a college graduate and works as an accountant. Based on his salary, Jamual could buy a large screen TV using less than two weeks' pay.
Crammer never went to college and works as a waiter. Based on his salary, Crammer will have to work five weeks to buy the same TV.