Parents often ask whether a post-secondary education is still a good investment. They ask that because of the high cost of college and because everyone knows at least one family who has an adult child who has graduated from college but still living at home.
Studies indicate that students who did not go to college are not better off economically than those who did. College graduates make, on average, more than $30 per hour while high school graduates earn approximately $16 per hour. In addition to financial gain, a college education improves quality of life by equipping graduates to manage their lives, their money and careers.