The Support and Flexibility to Get You There.
Getting a college education is still a safe bet. Many careers require advanced education. Most industries pay a premium for college-educated workers. And, a traditional liberal arts education, in particular, provides graduates with a lifetime of flexibility and opportunities.
In an age when people change careers—not just jobs, but careers—5-7 times over their lifetimes, a flexible education can be essential to employment freedom.
It Still Pays to Get a Degree.
Did you know that college graduates are half as likely to be unemployed as their peers who only have a high school degree? On average, college graduates also make approximately $1.2 million more over the course of their lifetime than their peers with only a high school diploma.
The U.S. Needs More Degree Holders.
The fastest-growing industries are looking for workers with more education and training after high school. While there will still be jobs for those with a high school diploma or less, a lot of these jobs don’t pay enough for people to move up in the world. The job market is starting to split between those with more education and those without.
Greater Life Satisfaction and Health Outcomes
Earning a college degree has been shown to reduce smoking, obesity, and overall mortality rates. Having a college degree might mean greater access to positions that supply better and more comprehensive health insurance options.
Not only that, but also people who earn a college degree report higher satisfaction in their family lives and longer marriages.
Here’s Where Saint Francis Comes In.
At Saint Francis, we know it makes sense to earn a credential or a degree. So, we make it easy.
A welcoming environment with accessible programs.
We live our values. That means we care for one another as much as we care for the people we serve. We offer the support you need to thrive here and finish your program.
keep leveling up here.
You can earn certificates and associate degrees. And you can transfer those credits into bachelor’s degree programs over time. You can also earn Master’s level certificates that you can transfer into Master’s degree programs. You can steadily advance your education with us at a campus you know with professors and friends who know you.
We make it possible.
Private college educations have the reputation of being expensive. At Saint Francis, we fight for you. We work with the Federal Government to put together great financial aid packages for you. We fundraise for scholarships. We seek out and promote external funding opportunities. We also keep our programs flexible and relevant with lots of hands-on learning.