The United States of America has long been thought of as the "land of opportunity," and no opportunity is greater than that of a college education, says U.S. News. College graduates will earn 66 percent more during their career than a high school grad--and more education correlates with higher rates of employment and annual earnings, higher home ownership rates, and lower rates of institutionalization and dependence on public programs. It's important for everyone to achieve the advantages of an education beyond high school, including new Americans (typically a naturalized citizen if born abroad, or a child of naturalized citizens if...

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