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One of the most important and obvious reasons to earn a college degree is to increase your earning potential.

If you obtain a bachelor's degree you are much more likely to earn more money throughout your career than if you have an associate's degree, some college or only a high school education.

People decide to go to college for many reasons. One of the most compelling is the expectation of future economic success based on educational attainment.1

Benefits of a Bachelor's Degree

  • Having a bachelor's degree can help open doors in your chosen profession.
  • Most employers, when given the opportunity, will choose an applicant with a bachelor's degree, over one without.
  • Earning your bachelor's degree shows an employer you have the ability to follow through with a plan.
  • Many companies and industries are transitioning into managerial-level employees with bachelor's degrees.

If you live in Cowlitz or a surrounding county and want to earn your bachelor's degree, but cannot relocate or commute because of work and family responsiblities, consider the University Center!

Contact us today for more information at (360) 353-7800 or email

1US Census Bureau, The Big Payoff: Educational Attainment and Synthetic Estimates of Work-Life Earnings, July 2002, page 1.

Contact the University Center

The University Center is conveniently located in the Alan Thompson Library. Make an appointment to discuss your future by calling us today! Walk-ins welcome during regular business hours

  Main Office/General Inquiries

  (360) 353-7800

  Vanessa Johnson, University Center Manager

  (360) 353-7801

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