With national student debt racking up and unemployment rates sky rocketing, who has the money to go to college?
In fact, research shows that now is the best time to earn your degree.
In an article by CNN, Andreas Schleicher, the education directorate of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, shares “Probably in these times, there is no better investment you can make than in your education. Rate of return is in the order of 10 to 15 percent. And then think about what other investments you can make these days where you get a similar rate of return.”
According to Collegeview, “the U.S. has been transformed from a manufacturing-based economy to an economy based on knowledge, and the importance of a college education today can be compared to that of a high school education forty years ago. It serves as the gateway to better options and more opportunity.” Having a degree can put you steps above other applicants when applying for a job, especially when interviewers have to narrow down a large number of applicants.
Need to see the numbers? According to the United States Census Bureau featured on College Atlas, individuals achieve the following degree levels earned the following median annual salaries:PhD’s, $100,000 or more; Master’s, $63,000; Bachelor’s, $55,700; Associate’s, $42,000; high school diploma, $32,500.
Where does Chatfield come in? We are the first step in the process of obtaining your education. Earning your Associate’s degree from Chatfield will enable you to pursue your long term goal.
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