Survey Shows College is a Good Investment
Benjamin Franklin once said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
No matter which way you look at it, the cost of higher education in the United States makes going to college an investment. However, according to a survey conducted by the PEW Research Center, a non-partisan organization that conducts public opinion polls and research, college is not just an investment in knowledge and job preparation, but it also helps students “grow and mature as a person.”
The PEW survey polled 2,142 adults over the age of 18 and addressed all kinds of issues with the overall goal of finding out, “Is College Worth It?”
In the end, the survey revealed that despite the costs associated with postsecondary education, 86 percent of those surveyed who had graduated from college say that is was a good investment, compared to 6 percent who said it wasn’t.
If you attend one of the Florida Career Colleges, you have already made the decision to invest in your future, and we want to make sure you get a good return on your investment.
A big part of this return is our Career Services. We make every effort to help place our graduates in their career field in the location they seek, a process that includes resume and cover letter development, interview practice sessions, and building professional relationships with local employers. However, we also desire to help our students develop personal and professional skills that benefit them as a person.
By providing a supportive community environment at our campuses, where students are encouraged to get involved at school and in their communities, ask questions, share their views and ideas, and interact with fellow classmates and instructors in a positive manner, our students have the chance to grow and mature as people while earning their career-focused education.