ABOUT THE GED
MTC’s pre-college programs are intended for those 16 or older who are out of school but have not completed high school. Students in our GED Program are strongly encouraged to view their studies as the beginning of many other educational opportunities at MTC and elsewhere. Feel free to drop by the college to meet one of our two full-time GED Instructors in person.
Interesting GED Facts:
- Over 1,000,000 people took the GED last year.
- Many well-known public figures have also earned their high school diplomas by passing the GED Tests. Among them are country western singer Waylon Jennings, Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton,
- comedian, actor and author Bill Cosby, actress Kelly McGillis, entrepreneur Wally Famous Amos, U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Former New Jersey Governor Jim Florio, actor and director Charles Dutton (a Maryland GED graduate) and comedian and actor Chris Rock.
- More than 95 percent of employers nationwide employ GED graduates on the same basis as high school graduates in terms of hiring, salary, and opportunity for advancement.
- Having a GED will increase a person’s income by at least 15% over a five-year period. A person with a GED will earn $385,000 more than a person without a GED or high school diploma.