MINNEAPOLIS, July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today released "Is College Still Worth It?" an interactive infographic using the most recent research and studies to showcase the value of higher education in the short term, mid-term and far into the future. It also compares success factors of college graduates to non-degree holders throughout different stages of life.
"Rasmussen College believes strongly in the power of education, and we witness firsthand the benefits a college degree offers our students every day," said Dr. Ann Leja, chief academic officer and vice president of Academic Affairs, Rasmussen College. "This interactive infographic not only showcases the immediate and long-term economic impacts of earning a college degree, but also the overall quality of life one can receive with a higher education."
"Is College Still Worth It?" presents key insights, confirming long-held beliefs about the immediate benefits of school, such as:
college graduates "enjoy twice as many job opportunities"
college graduates "are more likely to be employed and earn more income" than non-degree holders.
There are also some lesser-known benefits highlighted, including:
"the children of college graduates are more likely to graduate from college"
"a degree can even impact how well you've prepared for retirement"
college graduates "have longer average life expectancy"
Rasmussen College commissioned the infographic in light of recent national debates exploring whether a college education is still valued in today's economy and labor force.
"We know historically that college hasn't been attainable for everyone," Dr. Leja said. "However, study after study proves higher education is an undeniable asset for the degree-earner. Rasmussen College is committed to innovation so we can offer degree programs and flexible learning options that meet the diverse needs of today's students — like our Flex Choice® learning option, which allows students to take self-paced assessments alongside their traditional courses at a more affordable cost. We believe the entire higher education industry needs to do a better job of finding ways to truly open access to higher education and the life-changing impact it can have for all students."
ABOUT RASMUSSEN COLLEGE: Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation that is dedicated to changing lives through high-demand educational programs and public service. Rasmussen College offers certificate and diploma programs through associate's and bachelor's degrees online and across its 22 Midwest and Florida campuses in a supportive, student-centered and career-focused environment. Since 1900, Rasmussen College has been dedicated to being a primary contributor to the growth and development of the communities it serves. As a Public Benefit Corporation, Rasmussen College is committed to helping change lives through education and making a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit www.rasmussen.edu.