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In one survey, 92% of parents said they expected their children to go to college.
Why is higher education so important? Consider these findings:
• College graduates earn more annually and throughout their lifetimes.
• College-educated adults are more likely to be employed, even during hard economic times.
• Adults with higher levels of education are more likely to vote and volunteer in their communities.
• College graduates are more likely to be satisfied with their jobs.
• Children of college graduates are better prepared for school.
Sources: Sallie Mae, 2016; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016; U.S. Census Bureau, 2014 (most current data available);
College Board, 2013 (most current data available); U.S. Department of Education, 2014
For many Americans, college is a dream, a goal, and a family responsibility.
An investment in knowledge
pays the best interest.
— Benjamin Franklin
Source: BrainyQuote.com
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