A bachelor’s degree is your ticket to better job opportunities and higher pay over your career. According to Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, two out of three jobs demand at least some education or training beyond high school. And in 2018, the National Center for Education Statistics reported that the median earnings of those with a bachelor’s degree were 57% higher than the earnings of those with a high school degree.
With a bachelor’s degree, you’re far less likely to be unemployed than people with only a high school diploma. And you’re more likely to have a better quality of life. College Board reports that having a college degree is associated with a healthier and more socially active lifestyle. Those with a bachelor’s degree are more likely to exercise, volunteer, and vote.
So it’s no surprise that more people than ever are returning to complete their degrees.
Bryan Klickstein ’13 earned his BA in Liberal Studies with a Specialization in Business Management from Lesley, which he started at age 35. “I'd had some success professionally, but I didn’t know if those skills would translate to college,” he says. “I realized that going to school as an adult is gaining confidence that all of the personal and professional skills you bring, and your years of experience, will translate into academic success.”