Benefits of Attending College/University

There are many benefits to attending a college/university, such as long term earnings potential, less likelihood of unemployment, and increased community engagement.

At William Paterson University, we are committed to provide our students with resources to make sound financial decisions, in particular when it comes to our less resourceful students.

As a Hispanic Serving Institution and Minority Serving Institution, our goal is to assist under-represented students to reach their fullest potential.

Although few would argue that the benefits achieved through the completion of a baccalaureate degree are worth the investment, there has been recent focus on student borrowing and the negative implications surrounding the issue.

Media coverage of the pros and cons of attending a post secondary institution is plentiful as is governmental and institutional research on the benefits and implications of such.

Although impossible to highlight all related articles, here are some national media outlets and governmental research that will help students gain greater understanding of the topic.

Paying For College  

U.S. women near milestone in the college-educated labor force 

More Hispanics are going to college and graduating, but disparity persists 

Should You Go to College? These 4 Questions Will Help You Decide 

Benefits of Earning a College Degree 

Financial Costs and Benefits of College 

NPR: Going to College May Cost You, but So Will Skipping It

US Department of the Treasury: The Economic Case for Higher Education

Next Time Someone Says That College Isn't Worth It Anymore, Show Them This

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