Can you find work with a high school diploma? Most likely, yes. However, the type of work you can do may be limited, and the occupations a high school education qualifies you for may not provide long-term opportunities for growth and/or increased income. Whether you are interested in business, science, the arts, technical training or specialized instruction, a college degree can be an important entry point for pursuing a career.
College helps you make the transition from living at home to making your own way in the world. The path is not without challenges, but these are part of a life lesson that incorporates academics, social skills and a growing sense of independence.