What Earning a Degree Can Mean For You

The following short article is written to provide general advice about online education and degrees, not just information specific to WGU. If you have specific questions about WGU, feel free to inquire online or speak with an enrollment counselor (1-866-225-5948).

You may think the rewards of earning a degree start and end with monetary benefits. It’s true that someone with a college degree — even a bachelor’s degree — will earn two times as much as someone who does not. Someone with a few years of college or an associate’s degree will earn close to one-quarter more. Multiply this amount by the number of years you will be working, and you see the return-on-investment of your tuition costs makes it the best money you may ever spend.

But a college degree will continue paying for itself in other ways, too.

  • Better Benefits: Employees with a college degree frequently qualify for jobs offering better health, life insurance and retirement benefits.
  • Better Life for Your Children: With a better paying job, you’ll be more prepared to save for college for your own children. Also, your actions send them an important message about the importance of education.
  • More Job Security: In general, jobs requiring specialized skills and degrees provide more security, because not everyone can do them.
  • With so many quality online degree programs available, you will greatly benefit from fitting a college education into your busy life.