Higher Education Day | June 6
(Last Updated On: November 8, 2022)


National Higher Education Day on June 6th each year aims to prepare a path for more students toward a higher education degree.


Exponential costs of higher education and the United States opportunity gap have turned a college degree into something of a luxury for many Americans. Guiding and motivating future college students through the process of preparing for higher education will help increase their chances of graduating with a degree. The observance is designed to educate and inspire students. For more information, please visit

It is my desire to have a National Higher Education Day to educate and promote the many different ways students can fund their education. By having a National Day I will be able to inspire students of all ages to never give up on their dream of receiving a higher education degree!  Izamar Olaguez, founder of National Higher Education Day.

  • Expense – The cost of going to college continues to rise.
  • Indecision – Many students change their major multiple times during their college career.
  • Family – Commitments to family conflict with their educational goals.
  • Unprepared – The course work is more difficult than their current abilities have prepared them for.
  • Mental health – They don’t have solid coping skills for the stressors of academic life.

The observance encourages students, educators, and families to tackle some of the issues of higher education head-on. By preparing students in all areas of their life, finding financial resources, addressing their educational goals, as well as focuses on their total health and well-being, students will look forward to a successful high educational career path.

HOW TO OBSERVE National Higher Education Day

Celebrate by advocating for higher education on your social media sites. Post photos about what level of education you have received and what future academic goals you have. Advocate for any funding opportunities and developing tools for a solid higher education experience. Use #NationalHigherEducationDay. We would also like to encourage you to donate to a scholarship program today!


In February of 2015, Izamar Olaguez and March Hronis founded National Higher Education Day to help prepare students for and increase their opportunities for higher education. The national spokesperson is Tamera Allard.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared the day to be observed annually on June 6th, annually

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