Most people in the United States have at least an elementary education, but strive for some measure of higher education, whether it’s directly after high school or some time thereafter. A college degree is often a ticket to a better salary and often a better life for many — in 2013, Americans who had a degree from a four-year college made 98% more per hour (on average) than their peers who lacked a degree. Certainly, college costs money, but over a lifetime, the earnings you can make from a job that requires a college degree are often much higher than a job that requires only a high school diploma. If you’re an adult student returning to college — or going to college — for the first time after receiving an elementary education and higher, let’s talk about what you need to keep in mind.
Going to college is a very formative experience, but it doesn’t have to happen right after high school ends. In fact, countless adults attend college for the first time or return to their higher education after having lived much of their life.
However, there are a few things you should know before returning to college as an adult student. Whether you’ve set your mind to it or you’re simply curious, here’s what you need to know.
You’re Not the Only One
As previously stated, you’re not the only one on this journey. In fact, hundreds of thousands of adults go back to college every year, so it’s not a strange phenomenon. People go for psychology degrees, masters degrees, Continue Reading No Comments