Far too few Arizona students pursue education or advanced training after graduating from high school.

Arizona currently ranks near the bottom among all states in the percent of high school graduates who continue their education the year after completing high school.

Students who delay enrolling in training or education right after high school do so for a variety of reasons, but those who do delay are at greater risk of never receiving a degree or credential compared to students who enroll immediately after high school graduation.

While a job may certainly be an appealing alternative to paying for more education or training, studies show that not pursuing education or training after high school will cost an individual even more in lost earnings.

Just about any way you look at it – from how much you earn to how much you like your job – individuals with a degree or credential are better off than those without one.