Wise Owl Sitting On The Books. Vector Illustration.

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

(Source: http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d14/tables/dt14_105.20.asp?current=yes)

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.

*Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/catherine-rampell-the-college-degree-has-become-the-new-high-school-degree/2014/09/08/e935b68c-378a-11e4-8601-97ba88884ffd_story.html