Did you know?
- According to a report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, the share of jobs requiring more than a high school education (an Associate, Bachelor’s degree or higher) will increase to 63% over the next decade.
- You are less likely to be unemployed if you have a degree. While just 4.3% of Americans with four-year degrees are unemployed, 15% of those without a high school diploma currently do not have a job.
- You will make about 84% more over your lifetime with a Bachelor’s degree than with only a high school degree. Employers increasingly use diplomas and degrees as a way to screen applicants. And once you’ve landed the job you want, your salary will reflect your credentials.
- The likelihood that children go to college increases if at least one parent has gone to college.
Research has continuously shown that a college education pays
By 2020, there will be 123 million high-skill, high-pay jobs available in the U.S., but only 50 million Americans with the right skills and education to fill them.
In 2011, Houston ranked 94th among the largest 100 metropolitan areas in matching jobs needed to degrees granted. In order to keep Houston’s economy thriving, we need to ensure that our citizens are pursuing higher education and attaining the degrees necessary to secure our status as one of the world’s best places to live and work.