FACT: 60 Percent of Jobs by 2020 Will Require a College Credential
Students who complete their associate degree can expect to earn as much as $8,000 more per year and about $400,000 more in a lifetime than a high school graduate.
People change jobs up to 10 times in their working lives – and when you are job-hunting, a college degree will always give you an edge.
People with associate degrees are more likely to retain jobs. Unemployment for community college graduates is typically 30% lower than for high school grads.
Research shows that students who transfer from a community college to a 4-year institution are more successful and more likely to earn their bachelor’s degree if they earn their associate degree before transfer.
Associate degree holders open doors for their children. Children of college graduates are more likely to graduate themselves.
Associate degree holders gain the personal satisfaction of reaching an educational goal and having something tangible to show for it – something valued by employers, scholarship officials, and transfer recruiters.
The health of degree holders and their families’ health will improve. Research links greater educational attainment to longer life, healthful eating, exercising, and avoiding risk factors.
You’ll be an educated, prepared, and higher-paid employee, helping the national workforce be competitive and productive in a global economy.
Congratulations on your commitment to earning a CCV Associate Degree. If you have not yet registered for fall courses, register now!
Adapted from http://www.cccompletioncorps.org/.