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College Degree Still Increases Your Employment Chances

College GraduateAlthough the economy is slowly expanding and many businesses are reporting healthy profits, unemployment at the national level remains stubbornly stuck around 9 percent. If there’s any good news, it’s that as in years past, having a college degree increases your chances of getting a job — and staying off the unemployment rolls.

The most recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, reporting activity in May 2011, vividly illustrates the advantages of having a college degree. The following statistics are pulled from the May 2011 report and reflect the civilian unemployment rate of adults 25 years and older based on their level of academic attainment:*

Level of Attainment Unemployment Rate

Less Than a High School Diploma           13.5%
High School Graduate, No College         10.3%
Some College or Associate Degree          7.8%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher                   4.4%

As these statistics show, just having an associate degree can increase your odds of employment, while getting a bachelor’s degree can increase your marketability even further.**

Associate and Bachelor’s Degrees Available from Everest University Online

If you want to increase your chances of getting and keeping a job via a college degree, you can earn an associate or bachelor’s degree in a number of growing fields through Everest University Online, a division of Everest University. These two- and four-year degree programs allow you to take classes from home on your own schedule and at your own pace. The curriculum is based on the programs offered at Everest University’s ground campuses, with most courses taught by industry professionals.

Online degree programs are available from Everest University Online in the following fields:

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Computer Information Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Homeland Security
  • Paralegal

Upon graduation, Everest students can take advantage of the school’s Career Services department, which offers support with resume preparation, interviewing strategies and, most important of all, identifying and contacting local employers.

For More Information

For more information about Everest University Online’s career education programs including schedules and costs, please contact Everest University Online. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit our website at

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Table A-4: Employment status of civilian population 25 years and older by educational attainment, Accessed June 27, 2011.

** Your own hard work, professionalism, experience, work attitude, local market and other factors will impact your personal employment opportunities and pay.

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