Higher Education is Vital for Success
A college diploma has never been more important
In today’s financial market, a college education is no longer a luxury for the lucky few, but essential for an individual’s success in today’s America. In a world when jobs can go anywhere around the globe, abilities and education will control personal achievement, for people and countries. A college education continues to be the greatest asset an individual can make for his or her future.
According to the U.S. Department of Education:
- College graduates with a bachelor’s degree typically earn 66 percent more than those with only a high school diploma; and are also far less likely to face unemployment.
- Over the course of a lifetime, the average worker with a bachelor’s degree will earn approximately $1 million more than a worker without a postsecondary education.
- By 2020, an estimated two-thirds of job openings will require postsecondary education or training.
While college has never been more vital, it is also more expensive than ever:
- Over the past three decades, tuition at four-year colleges has more than doubled, even after adjusting for inflation.
- Between 1992 and 2012, the average amount owed by a typical student loan borrower who graduated with a bachelor’s degree more than doubled to a total of nearly $27,000.
- Even after historic investments by the Obama Administration, the maximum Pell Grant in 2015 covers only about 30 percent of the cost of a four-year public college education – the lowest proportion in history and less than half of what it covered in 1980. Despite that fact, Congressional Republicans have proposed to cut the real purchasing power of Pell Grants even further.
While is more expensive, outlets like FAFSA and scholarships exclusively for men convicted felons are readily available for men and women are newly released. Community college is another cheaper and valuable solution for the first two years of higher education, that comes with an associate degree, before reaching a university.
According to U.S. News & World Report:
The 10 College Majors with the Best Starting Salaries are:
- Mechanical Engineering – Average starting salary: $64,394 9. Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering – $66,771 8. Materials Engineering – $66,967 7. Systems Engineering – $68,055 6. Electrical Engineering – $68,147 5. Mathematics & Computer Science – $68,893 4. Computer Engineering – $69,537 3. Nuclear Engineering – $69,885 2. Chemical Engineering – $70,658 1. Petroleum Engineering – $96,273
According to Kiplinger Today the 10 Best College Majors for a Lucrative Career are:
- Starting salary: $53,300
- Mid-career salary: $93,200
- Annual online job postings: 1.4 million
- Actuarial Mathematics
- Starting salary: $56,400
- Mid-career salary: $131,700
- Annual online job postings: 25,613
- Starting salary: $58,000
- Mid-career salary: $108,000
- Annual online job postings: 115,056
- Business Administration
- Starting salary: $46,300
- Mid-career salary: $76,800
- Annual online job postings: 3.7 million
- Manage Information Systems (MIS)
- Starting salary: $57,900
- Mid-career salary: $101,300
- Annual online job postings: 2.6 million
- Computer Science
- Starting salary: $65,900
- Mid-career salary: $110,100
- Annual online job postings: 2 million
- Mechanical Engineering
- Starting salary: $64,000
- Mid-career salary: $106,800
- Annual online job postings: 241,345
- Civil Engineering
- Starting salary: $57,700
- Mid-career salary: $98,500
- Annual online job postings: 201,886
- Biomedical Engineering
- Starting salary: $62,900
- Mid-career salary: $103,500
- Annual online job postings: 51,070
- Starting salary: $58,200
- Mid-career salary: $76,300
- Annual online job postings: 1.9 million
Some convicted felons can be nurses; some will never get that chance. As with many instances involving felons, the answer can be very complicated. Yes, a convicted felon can apply to be a nurse five years after the completion of their sentence (which includes parole).
– Most nursing programs have extensive background checks compared to a normal admission to colleges.