Why Go?

You may be asking yourself if college is right for you. Why does someone attend college in the first place?

People enroll in college for many reasons:

  • To learn. Knowledge helps you to make good choices, both in your personal and professional lives.  It also makes you a more interesting person and helps you relate to other people. For example, if you’re a nature lover, biology classes can teach you about the plants and animals that live in your favorite area.
  • To study for a career. Many jobs require either a college degree or completion of college courses related to a particular industry or business.
  • To meet people different from themselves. While attending a college or university, you can expect to meet people who are different from yourself. Spending time with people of different ethnicities, religions, and political views gives you a better understanding of the world.
  • To gain life skills. Attending college requires students both with and without a disability to take responsibility for their day-to-day activities, studying, and completing the required class assignments. As teens enter into adulthood, time management becomes an essential skill for living independently. Postsecondary education gives young people the opportunity to develop confidence in their abilities and take pride in their accomplishments.