Advancements in today’s society are due to the wisdom of the nation and the increase of students in colleges and universities.“A bachelor’s degree is the new high school diploma”-The Washington Post*. This means that well-paid jobs only go to those who have achieved higher education.Students today are going to college more than the U.S. has ever seen.
o 1990 – 13.8 million students enrolled
o 2000 – 15.3 million students enrolled
o 2010 – 21 million students enrolled
o 2012 – 20.6 million students enrolled
o 2017 – 20.9 million students enrolled
o 2020 – 21.8 million students enrolled
The gateway to better opportunities lies in the path to higher education. At MERGE we work to help students achieve success and we want to give a word to the wise and encourage hesitant students to apply for post-secondary schools. The Importance of College Education is a question never asked, but always wondered.