National Higher Education Day - June 6
Thu, Jun 6, 2024

National Higher Education Day

National Higher Education Day is an American holiday that celebrates institutions of higher education. Thanks to these institutions, everyone can get the necessary level of knowledge in certain areas. The holiday is celebrated annually on June 6.


Getting a higher education is an important stage in anyone’s life. Studying at a university, for example, allows you to get the necessary knowledge base to work in any field and after graduation to be a specialist who will only have to hone practical skills in the chosen direction of activity.

The history of National Higher Education Day begins in 2015. Its founders were I. Olaguez and M. Chronis. The main task of the holiday is to motivate young people to enter higher education institutions and to prove themselves in scientific activities, the way to which can also be opened through higher education institutions.

The Higher Education Act appeared in America in 1965. Since then, a serious reform of the entire educational system began. Educational programs have been redesigned and improved, and institutions of higher education have begun to work more closely with the various businesses where students can work after they graduate. In this way, educational institutions contribute directly to increasing employment in the country, thereby improving the economy.

Interesting Facts

  • Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of the United States, was a prominent scholar and was instrumental in the development of higher educational institutions in the country.
  • Sports achievements, volunteer activities, etc., are of great importance for admission to universities in the United States. High school grades alone make it difficult to get into college.
  • Harvard is the oldest university in the United States, having been founded on September 8, 1836.

How to Celebrate

Get together with your classmates on this day to reminisce about the best experiences of your college life. If you’ve been wanting to get a college degree for a long time, the holiday is a great excuse to fulfill your dream, no matter how old you are. It’s never too late to get a college degree!

Tell people about the holiday on social networks. Find out from users what university they were educated at. What are their impressions of their period of study?

When is National Higher Education Day celebrated in 2024?

National Higher Education Day is observed on June 6 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday June 6 2024
Friday June 6 2025
Saturday June 6 2026
Sunday June 6 2027
Tuesday June 6 2028
Wednesday June 6 2029