1. Get Better Job and Graduate Study Opportunities
The most important reason is, you guessed it, money! Right out of college, people with Bachelor’s degrees earn on average $23,000 more than people armed with only high school diplomas.
I could write about how newspapers and the media at large are going on about unemployment and how dim job prospects are for new graduates, but you probably wouldn’t bother to read it anyway, so I’ll just skip that part.
But the important thing for you to note is (and read this carefully): You are not a statistic. You can get any job that you want right out of college if you work hard enough and show your value to employers.
Even if your degree in itself may not mean anything, if you graduate at the top of your class with a 4.0 GPA, you’ve shown that you’re capable of doing anything you set your mind to and can do great things for whatever company you work for and that’s attractive as hell to potential employers.