Here is a survey of the economic terrain just three months before you graduate from high school:
The national unemployment rate dropped to 8.9% last week.
The California legislature increased community college costs $10 a unit, making a 12 unit semester cost $432 dollars. Costs and four-year colleges are escalating as well.
While the military offers various opportunities, you are obligated to serve for a specific amount of time and you may be sent to one of the several active war zones.
For profit private institutions such as Heald and DeVry are very expensive and have been under scrutiny by the federal government.
To summarize: the employment outlook may be improving while college costs continue to rise. The military, as usual, provides some opportunities but it also controls your time. What route do you see yourself taking and why? What are the opportunity costs and trade offs of your decision?
Where will you be one year from now?