BANGOR, MAINE, Aug. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Degrees from colleges and universities have a significant impact on individuals’ earnings. In 2021, full-time workers between the ages of 22 and 27, who completed a bachelor’s degree, earned a median annual wage of $52,000 per year according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.1 In contrast, full-time workers of the same age with a high school diploma and no degree only earn $30,000 per year.2 That’s a 73% difference in earnings every year.
This gap has widened over time. Young bachelor’s degree holders earned a median annual wage of $48,481 in 1990, compared with $35,257 for full-time workers ages 22 to 27 with a high school diploma.3 Back then, that was only a 37% difference in annual earnings. This change over time shows that a college degree is more important than ever for higher earnings.
College degrees can also enhance job security. According to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ news release from July 2022, individuals with college degrees have lower unemployment rates than those with just a high school diploma.4
Husson University Online is encouraging everyone to earn a degree in an effort to help increase their earnings and job security. As an incentive, any student who enrolls in an online program at the University by September 1, 2022, will receive $500 off their first course. This applies to both undergraduate and graduate level online programs. More information is available at https://www.husson.edu/online/tuition-financial-aid.
“Since undergraduate online courses are $398 per credit hour and are worth three credits, this discount is giving our undergraduate online students the opportunity to take their first class at more than 40% off,” said Dr. Amy Arnett, Husson University’s associate provost for online and distance education. “There’s never been a better time to take a class and work toward a degree that will enhance career success and income.”
This discount applies to all of the programs offered by Husson University Online. A full list of the available programs can be found at https://www.husson.edu/online/online-degrees/.
“Husson University Online is a substantial value,” said Dr. David Rogers, the director of online and distance education at Husson University Online. “We work to make sure our online education is within students’ means and helps set them up for a bright future.”
In an effort to assist students during their educational journey, Husson University has instituted a one-stop advisor system. This system provides students with a personal advisor from the moment they enroll. These advisors are available to help students with every part of the online education process including billing, financial aid and academic support. Students who use this system like it. Instead of being serviced by multiple individuals, students receive the personalized service that comes from working with just one person for all of their needs. If you have any questions about this discount or any of our educational programs, contact a Husson University Online enrollment advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207.941.7186.
“Students are our first priority at Husson University Online,” continued Arnett. “While, our goal is to provide them with education that has the potential to change their lives, it’s up to them to take that first step and enroll in a class. We hope this new discount will give them an incentive to begin earning a certificate or degree that can change their professional trajectory for the better.”
Husson University Online offers career-focused certificate and degree programs for business, nursing, public health, psychology, technology and more. They’re dedicated to providing students with the education they need to achieve their personal and professional goals. Ninety-six percent of Husson students are employed or in graduate school within a year of graduation. Husson students and graduates also receive lifelong job placement support at no charge. One of the best things about getting an education at Husson is that it has one of the lowest tuition rates in New England. In addition to being affordable, Husson University Online is regionally and professionally accredited. This combination of affordability and quality makes Husson an exceptional value. To learn more about online certificates, bachelor’s and master’s programs offered by Husson University Online, visit https://online.husson.edu.
For more than 120 years, Husson University has shown its adaptability and strength in delivering educational programs that prepare future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has come to represent a superior value in higher education. The hallmarks of a Husson education include advanced knowledge delivered through quality educational programs in business; health and education; pharmacy studies; science and humanities; as well as communication. According to a recent analysis of tuition and fees by U.S. News & World Report, Husson University is one of the most affordable private colleges in New England. For more information about educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit Husson.edu.
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 U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey, March Supplement (IPUMS), Data posted to the website of New York Federal Reserve, “The Labor Market for Recent College Graduates: Wages – Distribution of Annual Wages for Recent College Graduates,” https://www.newyorkfed.org/research/college-labor-market/college-labor-market_wages.html, Updated: February 12, 2021.
 Pew Research Center, “10 Facts About Today’s College Graduates,” https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2022/04/12/10-facts-about-todays-college-graduates, April 12, 2022.
 Bureau of Labor Statistics, Press Release, “The Employment Situation – June 2022,” https://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf, Accessed, August 4, 2022.