College Fast Facts


64% of job opportunities require college education

Future Earnings

Students increase their annual earning potential by 67% when they earn a Bachelor’s degree

Graduation Rates

Only 51% of students graduate from college, but almost 80% of students graduate within 6 years at selective colleges

Increased Competition

The most selective and desirable colleges in the United States have become more selective over time, with acceptance rates decreasing as much as 60% over the last 20 years. In 2007 Rice University accepted 25% of applicants, and has decreased their acceptance rate to 9% in 2020

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