General Educational Development (GED)
General Educational Development (GED) is the gateway to new beginnings, new opportunities and new ways to view yourself and what is possible. A GED can help you start a new life at work and at home.
A recent study showed that a high school dropout who obtains the GED Diploma could see an income rise of 43 percent. GED graduates make an average of $385,000 more in their lifetime than people without. That’s a raise of $12,000 a year for most people.
The GED becomes more lucrative when the student goes on to college. The average income for college graduates is $44,000, more than double the income of people who haven’t graduated high school. Ninety-seven percent of colleges accept GED graduates.
Over half a million Americans earn a GED Diploma each year. Well-known GED graduates include comedian Bill Cosby, Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas, news anchor Peter Jennings, actor and comedian Chris Rock, actor Michael J. Fox, Olympic gold medalist Mary Lou Retton, actress Kelly McGillis and creator of Famous Amos cookies Wally Amos.
GED Preparation Information and Schedule
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