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The Value of a COLLEGE EDUCATION
The question often arises... Why go to college? Is college even worth it? The answer is definitively YES!
A college degree offers the recipient a lifetime of benefits and value that go above and beyond the investment in higher education. That is especially true if you start your bolder, brighter, better future at Mid Michigan College. We offer a FREE application, one-on-one mentoring, and nearly 70 programs & pathways to help you achieve your goals, whether you want to enter the workforce quickly or transfer and pursue an advanced degree.
Financial and Career Benefits
Increased Earning Potential & Decreased Unemployment Rates
A college degree will give you access to increased career opportunities and options. Typically individuals with advanced education beyond high school see increased earning potential and less unemployment than those that don't. See chart below.
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Other Hidden Values and Benefits from a College Education
Self-Confidence, Pride, and Feelings of Accomplishment
Completing a college degree is not an easy task. It takes hard work and commitment. Graduates often talk about how completing their college degree fills them and their family with pride. Graduates say they have an undeniable feeling of accomplishment and increased confidence in their abilities. These intrinsic benefits are yours once you earn them, and stay with you for the rest of your life.
Access to Resources
Colleges provide their students increased access to training equipment, and experiences that you just can't get from self-learning. Colleges often provides access to discounts on computer equipment, software, and other technologies, that you wouldn't otherwise be able to access.
Mid offers its students greater access to global and cultural experiences through its various on-campus events and Study Abroad trips and experiences. Attending college broadens your horizons through interactions with people from other parts of the world and with diverse backgrounds. You might see several international students in your courses and experience greater diversity on campus, than you would in your hometown. These experiences provide you with skills that are highly-valued in the expanding global-centric job market.
Mid students not only have access to one-on-one academic advising and support from our Mid Mentors, but also because of our smaller class sizes, our students have a better chance to meet and work directly with their instructors and college administrators. Students can easily meet with their instructors, getting the help or clarification they need, and have the opportunity to work with College leaders to gain hands-on experience planning events, creating content, and assisting with College functions and processes.
Friends, Connections, and Networks
Attending college gives you greater opportunities to meet and make friends, and increases your connections to industry-leaders through networking opportunities.
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Becoming a Mid student is easier than you might think, and with a few simple steps you can begin building your bolder, brighter, better future.