Hello. This is Rebecca Kochenderfer
Now that people are homeschooling so
successfully through high school, is the next step homeschooling through
college”? My son thinks so. He just finished his freshman year at a
prestigious private university and was disappointed with the
experience. The classes he wanted to take were full and he felt he
wasted a lot of time and money taking classes he wasn’t interested in.
Frankly, I think homeschooling has
spoiled him. He’s now trying to talk his dad and I into letting him
homeschool his way through college and this brought up the questions,
“Is a college education really worth the time and the money?”
I came across a study today that looks at
the median personal incomes by educational attainment.
For people 25 and older (median personal
High school graduate–$32,085
Professional Degree (nursing, lawyer,
So, if you are done with schooling at age
25, and you work for 40 years, you’ll earn $1,283,400 over your
lifetime, not adjusted for inflation.
If you have your bachelors degree, you’ll
If you have your Master’s degree, you’ll
So, having a college degree makes a huge
difference in earning potential in your lifetime. It doubles your
earning potential at the very least.
And if having a college degree is so
valuable, how can a person create a meaningful, customized college
experience for him or herself?
Have you ever heard of anyone who has
homeschooled their way through college? If you have, please write
about it in the News Forum below and email a copy to me at:
[email protected] I suspect this is the next frontier in
Keep learning all the time!
Senior Editor, Homeschool.com