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For some reason, outside of the cost in the early years, it’s hard to figure out why there’s a debate as to whether or not it’s more beneficial to get a college education, or just settle with living out a working career with a high school diploma as the apex of the education experience. Get an associates, bachelors, or higher degree, and a whole new world of employment opportunity is out there, positions not available to those with only high school graduate credentials.
Quite frankly, college educated people can go “down” for jobs if they wish to. Mere high school graduates, however, find it almost impossible to get those employment positions that seek college graduates in even their entry-level positions.
Based on the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) findings in 2015, college degree holders took home, on average, $48,500 a year, while high school diploma holders averaged $23,900 a year. Over the last 20 years, wages for college-educated workers have increased while those with just a high school diploma have decreased.
Parents of students that recognize the great importance that higher education can play in the future well-being of their children have many more options now than perhaps they had in the past to place their children in the best educational environment as they can. To help facilitate their most successful possibilities for gaining admittance to a prestigious, highly regarded college or university.
Parents concerned about their child’s future academic success are finding that college preparatory schools are the child’s best educational resource for establishing the very best foundation to have going into the college years.
With the ease and convenience internet searches now provide, parents can look at, review, compare and contrast great numbers of highly regarded, superior educational systems right from home. If searching for a great school out east, for example, Niche is a terrific resource to access to get comprehensive information about highly accredited schools.
Schools, like Landon School in Bethesda, Maryland, who grade out extremely highly in a number of evaluated variables. The Landon School rating in Niche has an Overall Niche grade of A+. Niche breaks down the areas they rate individually, and give detailed breakdowns as to why they rated the particular school the way they do.
Niche can assist those in search of outstanding schools in the area they’re looking for, in college preparatory schools, in mere moments of going to the site’s home page here.
When here, searchers can narrow down schools in their desired region. From K-12, Niche has listing of potential schools. Once a given school is selected, the website will then provide all the relevant information about the school that the parent looks for.
The term “college preparatory” is used very indiscriminately in the academic world. There really is no way to quantify measures of what schools qualify, and what ones do not. However, Niche does exhaustive research on over 4,000 private schools nationwide, and relies on millions of opinions from both students and parents to provide them the best information about each school available.
Niche, for each school, provides ratings for: Academics, Teachers, Clubs & Activities, Diversity, College Readiness, Sports, an Overall grade, and a great deal more. It’s free, and a tremendously informative resource that people can go to to get the best information possible about something that is going to be so important in their lives, the best school education available.