The New York Times just published How Working-Class Life Is Killing Americans, in Charts, and it shares overwhelming evidence about how important it is to attend college on many different levels.
I published a short excerpt at the top of this post, and here’s a complete quote:
Other economic research has found that a college degree isn’t simply a marker. Students who attend and graduate from college do better in life than otherwise similar students who didn’t get the same opportunities. Graduates are more likely to be employed, earn more, marry and stay married, be satisfied with their lives, be healthy and live longer. These findings suggest that college itself — both the classroom learning and the experience of successfully navigating college — brings long-term benefits.
I’m adding this info to The Best Resources For Showing Students Why They Should Continue Their Academic Career.