“Record numbers of young Americans are completing high school, going to college and finishing college, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly available census data,” The New York Times reports.
Young Americans opted to continue in the pursuit of a higher education as an option to weather the economy in the last 4 years. 1/3 of the nation’s 25- to 29-year-olds have earned at least a bachelor’s degree. The study reports that the increase is related to both the recession and a slow jobs recovery.
As you continue to explore your options for a college to attend, keep in mind that people with a higher education fared better during turbulent economic times and increased their earning potential.
This is all the more reason that getting a college education or formal training is a great idea.