National Higher Education Day:
National Higher Education Day is observed on every June 6th to motivate the students towards Higher education.
|2023||6th June||Tuesday||United States|
|2024||6th June||Thursday||United States|
|2025||6th June||Friday||United States|
Related: Other National Days Celebrated on June 6th:
Why National Higher Education Day?
Higher education, an important segment of life becomes now a days a second fiddle in the lives of Americans. Many Americans questions the value of college education against the employment.
The National Center for Education Statistics projected that the ratio of increase in college enrollment is stagnant and would drop further. A study estimates that Student’s enrollment for higher studies could decline by another 15% by the year 2026.
To avoid further decline, and to develop, motivate the students to join Higher educations, this day set an alarm to every student to know the necessity of Higher Education.
This day also urges the government to takes step in support of financial guidance and aids so that every American would get their higher education. The day is to insist the government to analyze the factors that affects student enrollment.
Why it is declined?
- Student loan not available to everyone as Student debt loan crosses $1.73 trillion.
- Merit based Financial Aid instead of Need-based.
- Disappointment due to poor education.
How can we observe National Higher Education Day?
Have you not enrolled in college or never attended college?
Share using hashtags #NationalHigherEducationDay and #EducationDay about what made you to avoid college. Your story could lead the eliminate the mistakes so that at least the future generation could get benefitted.
Do you know any Sponsorship program?
As everyone know the preliminary hurdle would be exorbitant cost. Shout out and tell the world about any sponsorship program that would make at least some of the students to get enrolled.
Do you Sponsor?
Thanks to the heavenly service first of all on behalf of every American. Share your details and sponsorship program using the hashtags mentioned as it would reach even more.
List out scholarship programs:
List out all the available scholarship programs in the United States as some of the students are unaware of the government sponsorship. Use the given hashtags.
We shall acknowledge the importance of Higher education on this day.
Interesting facts about National Higher Education Day:
Let’s see some of the reported facts surrounding Higher Education in the United States,
According to an official report, in 2021, US student loan debt amount crossed more than $1.7 trillion.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics , college enrollment is declined severely from 2010 and is projected to decline further as education become expensive and unaffordable for most of the Americans. Coupled with decrease in financial support, the enrollment is declined by more than two million people.
Privatization of US higher education increased from 1980 due to economic recessions and austerity.
The US Department of Education publishes a monthly list closing of campus and typically there are 300 to 1000 closings per year that includes majorly non-profit colleges and institutions.
A 2019 Gallup survey found that only 40 percent opinioned that they had found a meaningful career after college.
Around half a million students as of 2021 are directly affected by college closures and merges.
The financial values of college degrees are severely affected due to Educational, Gender, Income, Racial, Wealth inequalities in the United States.
The unemployment rate is 3.6% according to survey taken in 2021.
It is estimated that around 65000 illegal immigrants finish high school each year. As research shows that illegal immigrants increase and contributes to economic growth, it becomes a matter of debate to accept or decline illegal immigration.
According to 2020 data provided, about 37.5 percent of the U.S. population (aged 25 or above) had graduated from college or another higher education institution.
Race can play a huge role in a student’s persistence rate in college. Drop-out rates are highest with the Native American and African American population whereas lowest with the Asian Americans and Caucasians.
History of National Higher Education Day:
https://nationalhighereducationday.org/ founded this day to enhance the lives of students in focusing on their higher education as 50% of the student never completes or changes their mind and choose different streams. In order to advocate the students for a proper preparedness towards college, this day is being created and observed. This day is an unofficial observance and not resolute by federal Government.