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The power of a degree is immense. It can lead to career development, result in $1.2 million more in lifetime earnings, build a culture of education within families, improve self-esteem and inspire others to achieve their dreams.  

The decision to return to school can be difficult. Balancing your academic and career goals with other responsibilities can be a challenge, but finishing your degree has many tangible and intrinsic benefits, including: 

  • Higher earning potential 
  • Greater job security 
  • Career advancement 
  • Sense of accomplishment in fulfilling your dream 

Bachelor’s degree holders earn $1.2 million more over their lifetimes than those who have high school diplomas. 

Data source: U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Surveys from 2014-2018 

And did you know? Degreed individuals are: 

  • 47% more likely to have health insurance 
  • 72% more likely to have a retirement plan 
  • 2x more likely to volunteer 
  • 3x more likely to have children who attend college 
  • Significantly happier 
Data source: Lumina Foundation