DID YOU KNOW?
- The GED® test measures many of the U.S. Labor Department's necessary workplace skills that are valued by employers.
- More than 90 percent of employers consider those with a GED test credential the same as traditional high school graduates with regard to hiring, salary, and opportunity for advancement. (Society for Human Resource Management, 2002)
- The GED test credential is accepted by 97 percent of colleges and universities. (College Board, 2001)
- Each year, one of every 20 college freshmen holds a GED test credential. (National Center for Education Statistics, 1996)
- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, those who have a high school diploma, including a GED test credential earn $7,400 more than those who did not graduate from high school. This difference represents a 35 percent increase in median annual earnings.
- Nearly 70% of GED test takers plan to enter college or another institution of higher learning.
- The GED diploma is a first step toward better jobs, further training and higher education.
- In college, GED graduates perform as well as traditional high school graduates.
- GED graduates are more likely to encourage their children to finish school.
- Many GED graduates say earning their diploma helped them to improve their self-esteem.
- The GED test measures the skills and knowledge that traditional high school seniors should know and be able to do.
Technical College System of Georgia
West Virginia Department of Education