Though the earnings differential between college and high school graduates varies over time, college graduates, on average, earn more than high school graduates.According to the Census Bureau, over an adult's working life, high school graduates earn an average of $1.2 million; associate's degree holders earn about $1.6 million, earning them $400,000 more than someone with just a highschool diploma.The two-year associate's degree is a solid investment, assuming the standard 40-year work life and online study.
Or maybe we do. Popular culture is dominated by depictions of high school: Glee and Gossip Girl, High School Musical and Prom. Earlier generations mined the same terrain, from Grease and The Breakfast Club to Beverly Hills, 90210 and My So-Called Life. Our educational system is fixated on the performance of high school students, the key to their all-important college admissions. Social-networking sites mean you never have to lose touch with your friends from high school. And every spring we enter the prom-commencement-reunion cycle, a trifecta of tearjerkers that suggest that high school is still very much with us. The latest trend is "adult proms": formal dances for grownups, complete with sequined dresses and rented tuxedos, which are being held this spring in Fort Wayne, Ind.; Beverly, Mass.; Decatur, Ga.; and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. "Prom the way you always wanted it," read the ad for an adult prom in Green Bay, Wis.
Back To School: High School Vs. College - YouTube
One of the biggest transitions you make is going from High school to College. Not only academically but also in an atmospheric sense. All of the sudden, you are thrown into a world where you are on your own for the first time. There is more free time, more opportunities, but also more responsibilities and most of all, a lot more work. The days of cramming for a test the morning of, or making a speech and just ‘winging it’ are over. You now take classes at times that you choose, and you ultimately get to decide what you want your typical day to look like. So how is studying going to fit into all of this? When, where, how long will you have to study? There are so many different aspects to take into account when it comes to academics; like the fact that you will now be living with a roommate and in a dorm. Being a freshman, I wanted to take a closer look at the study habits of college students, how they have changed from high school and observe how studying comes into play on an individuals daily life.