Gaining a college education is the best investment you can make for a successful future.

Here are great examples why earning a college degree does make a difference.

Pursue a career

Whether it's business, education, engineering, or science, a college education provides the foundation for you to pursue your passion in life. Education allows you to focus on a career pathway, not just getting the next job.

Stand out

Only 25.9% of Michigan's workforce has attained a bachelor's degree and only 9.4% a master's degree. (2015 Statistical Abstract, Education, U.S. Census)

Earn more money

College graduates earn more money and have more financial stability on average than high school graduates.  (Education Pays, The College Board, 2013)

Education for life

Knowledge is freedom, which lights the path to a bright future. 

Preparation for leadership roles

Success in college requires preparation: learn to express your views, listen to others, and develop your communication skills.

Make a difference

The knowledge, understanding, experience, and friendships gained at college will prepare you to make the difference in the world:  michigandifferencemakers.com.

Live healthier and longer

The more education one has, the healthier the lifestyle and longer the life span. (Education Pays, The College Board, 2013).