New college graduates value their degrees

Recent college graduates say they valued their higher education experience.
Recent college graduates say they valued their higher education experience.

According to a study by the Pew Research Center, about 86 percent of college graduates say that their higher education experience was a worthwhile investment as it has helped them grow intellectually and emotionally.

As college students prepared for graduations in California this weekend, many had the chance to reflect upon what their higher education experience meant to them.

Shaun Biggs, a new graduate of California State University at San Marcos, told Signon San Diego that he does not doubt the value of his college degree. As an Army veteran, Biggs tried to look for a job before pursing higher education and was unable to find anything.

"I had a million dollar resume and no college degree," he told the news outlet. "Every time, the person who beat me out had a college degree."

While many students go to school to advance in their careers and earn higher salaries, Natalie Fowler, a recent graduate from the University of California at San Diego, said she does not believe that is all college is good for. Attending a university, she told the news outlet, can open students' eyes to the world around them and provide them with new perspectives.

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