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What are some reasons to go to college?

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Diverse job opportunities, increased income and economic security are some reasons to attend college. Other reasons include increased knowledge base, increased potential and better health.

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As of 2015, more jobs require higher education past high school. Going to college provides more job opportunities and allows the flexibility of changing jobs and job locations. As for making more income, a person with a bachelor's degree can earn up to $1 million more than a person with a high school diploma over her working life.

Those with a higher education degree have a lower risk of unemployment and a higher chance of re-employment if made redundant from a previous job. College gives a person knowledge in various subjects and helps with abstract and critical thinking — skills that are useful in both personal and career life.

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