4 Facts to Consider When Researching the Right School for You
High school graduation is right around the corner. Do you have a plan for what you’re going to do after you graduate? Are you still weighing the options of a traditional college vs. a community college or are you considering not receiving additional training at all? To make the decision process easier, we’ve done some research for your consideration:
- The Cost: According to the Idaho Department of Labor, the average Bachelor’s degree in the United States costs $127,000 and nearly 70% of those students will have to take out loans to help pay for their education.
- The Time Commitment: U.S. News states that 64% of students will take longer than four years to graduate, costing themselves nearly $70,000 in lost wages and educational expenses per year.
- The Success: The Institute for Education Statistics estimates that 40% of traditional college attendees will drop out before completing their degree.
- The Economy: Just because you receive a Bachelor’s degree, does not mean you’re guaranteed a good job. In a recent report by the Economic Policy Institute, the unemployment rates for college graduates under the age of 25 has doubled.
On the contrary to a traditional college, IT training programs take less than two years to complete, the certifications you can receive are desirable for employers and the cost to receive training can be more affordable. In fact, most colleges don’t require students to pick a major until the end of their sophomore year, creating wasted time and credits (your investment) on courses they, in fact, may choose not to pursue.
How We Can Help
Here at Carolina Career College, we are excited for you and wish you the best of luck as you embark on this new journey. Our Admissions Team is available to answer any questions you may have about IT training programs and how to jumpstart the next steps towards finding the career of your dreams.
Currently, we are enrolling for our July 10 nighttime program, in addition to our brand-new August 7 daytime program. Receive the training you need and you could be in a new career by Thanksgiving!