Adults in the St. Louis region with a college degree make an average of $22,000 more per year than adults with a high school diploma.
Adults in the St. Louis region with a Bachelor’s degree are less likely to be unemployed, even in a down economy.
By 2020, 2/3rds of all jobs will require a postsecondary education.
Youth who grow up in a household where an adult has a college degree are 300% more likely to earn a degree themselves.
Across industries, employers are looking for skills like writing, communication, and critical thinking. These are all skills that post-secondary education provides.
Many more accredited higher education institutions in St. Louis are eager to accept and support qualified returning adults.