SHOULD I EARN MY HSE?

Your entire future can change – from your income to your children’s success – in the moment you decide to earn your high school equivalency (HSE). Use this infographic to decide if an HSE is right for your future.

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SHOULD I EARN MY HSE?

Your entire future can change – from your income to your children’s success – in the moment you decide to earn your high school equivalency (HSE). Use this infographic to decide if an HSE is right for your future.

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SURVEY

Why are you considering getting your high school equivalency (HSE)?

TO GET A BETTER JOB
TO BE A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR MY KIDS
TO GO TO COLLEGE
TO GO TO TRADE SCHOOL
TO PROVE THAT I CAN DO IT
TO LEARN WHAT I MISSED IN HIGH SCHOOL

By identifying your motivation, you’ve already proven that you have the integrity to reach you goal.

HERE ARE THE TOP THREE RESPONSES:

21%

43%

36%

GET A BETTER JOB
GO TO TRADE SCHOOL
GO TO COLLEGE

By identifying your motivation, you’ve already proven that you have the integrity to reach you goal.

HERE OUR TOP THREE RESPONSES:

21%

43%

36%

GET A BETTER JOB
GO TO TRADE SCHOOL
GO TO COLLEGE

FIND OUT HOW EARNING YOUR HSE CAN TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE FOR GOOD

MOVE FORWARD
GET A BETTER JOB
IMPROVE YOUR CHILDREN'S FUTURE
MOVE FORWARD
GET A BETTER JOB
YOUR CHILDREN'S FUTURE

EQUIP YOURSELF FOR YOUR NEXT STEP

With recent changes to high school equivalency tests, like the TASC test, you can be confident the test will prepare you for college or a career. Studying for and passing the test shows that:

You have the same knowlege and skills as current high school seniors

You are prepared for the workforce or college

You can persevere to meet any goal that you set

WHATEVER YOUR NEXT STEP IS, YOU'LL BE PREPARED

GET A NEW JOB ►

96%

of companies accept an HSE credential as a high school degree1

GO TO COLLEGE ►

98%

of post-secondary institutions accept an HSE credential as a high school degree1

GET A NEW JOB ►

96%

of companies accept an HSE credential as a high school degree1

GO TO COLLEGE ►

98%

of post-secondary institutions accept an HSE credential as a high school degree1

Not sure what you want to do after getting your HSE?

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FIND A BETTER JOB & INCREASE YOUR INCOME

GETTING A JOB

Unemployment rates are higher for adults age 25 and older who do not have a high school equivalency.

6%

Unemployment Rate

9%

Unemployment Rate
WITH HIGH SCHOOL CREDENTIALS
NO HIGH SCHOOL CREDENTIALS 2

With an HSE, you qualify for a number of high-paying jobs. Check out a few:

GETTING A JOB

Unemployment rates are higher for adults age 25 and older who do not have a high school equivalency

6%

Unemployment Rate

9%

Unemployment Rate
WITH HIGH SCHOOL CREDENTIALS
NO HIGH SCHOOL CREDENTIALS2

With an HSE, you qualify for a number high-paying jobs. Check out a few:

EMPLOYABILITY

Young adults are more likely to work full-time jobs if they have high school credentials.

SURVEY

Have you looked for a full-time (35+ hours per week) job in the past 5 years?

With a high school equivalency, your chances of working a full-time job increase.

INCOME

In 2014, full-time working adults 25 and older with high school credentials, including an HSE, earned more per year than those without high school credentials.

Actually,

 they earned 

$9,360

 more per year.

$34,736

average annual income for adults with a high school credential

$25,376

average annual income for adults without a high school credential 1

Correct! 

They earned 

$9,360

 more per year.

$34,736

average annual income for adults with a high school credential

$25,376

average annual income for adults without a high school credential 1

And those who go on to earn bachelor's degrees

increase their income by 125%

compared to those without high school credentials 1

IMPROVE YOUR CHILDREN'S FUTURE

Actually,

your level of education

has the most impact on the level of education your children will achieve 4

Correct!

Your level of education

has the most impact on the level of education your children will achieve 4

ARE YOU READY TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP?

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1 Measurement of High School Equivalency Credentials in Census Bureau Surveys https://www.census.gov/hhes/socdemo/education/data/cps/GED_wp2012-3.pdf

 

2 Bureau of Labor Statistics | Employment Projections https://blog.bufferapp.com/7-facebook-stats-you-should-know-for-a-more-engaging-page

 

3 National Center for Education Statistics | Annual Earnings of Young Adults https://nces.ed.gov/programs/coe/indicator_cba.asp

 

4 Long-term Effects of Parents' Education of Children's Educational and Occupational Success http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2853053/

 

5 Bureau of Labor Statistics | Occupational Employment, Job Openings and Worker Characteristics http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_table_107.htm

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