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L.E.A.P. Forward into Future Success: Get the Most Out of General Education

Ever wonder about the value of a college education?

Compared to high school graduates, COLLEGE GRADUATES
HAVE MANY MORE ADVANTAGES in their lives:

Some are economic advantages, like

  • Higher Salaries and Benefits

  • Higher Savings Levels

  • Improved Working Conditions

  • Personal/Professional Mobility

 

Consider the average annual earnings for someone who earns a degree:

  • High School only: $27,260

  • Associate's Degree: $31,684

  • Bachelor's Degree: $53,043

  • (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2000)

 

But the ADVANTAGES EXTEND FAR BEYOND ECONOMICS!

  • Improved Health and Living Longer

  • Improved Quality of Life for their Offspring

  • Better Consumer Decision Making

  • Increased Personal Status

  • More Hobbies and Leisure Activities

(Source: Institute for Higher Education, 1998)

Students standing with course materials

 

WHY TAKE GE?
College isn't just to get you a better job.  Real success in your college education is about the skills that improve your life. General Education at CSULB focuses on these skills.


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