“When considering the question of whether earning a college degree is worth the investment in these uncertain economic times, here is a number to keep in mind: 84 percent. On average, that is how much more money a full-time, full-year worker with a Bachelors degree can expect to earn over a lifetime than a colleague who has no better than a high school diploma. Clearly, for most students, when asked whether to go to college, the answer should be a resounding yes. And statistics show that Americans are drawing that conclusion in ever-growing numbers. Since 1992, the proportion of workers with Bachelors degrees in the U.S. labor force has grown from 28 percent to 34 percent…Our report finds that different majors have different economic value. While going to college is undoubtedly a wise decision, what you take while youre there matters a lot, too. On average, as we stated, Bachelors degree holders earn 84 percent more than those with a high school diploma. However, returns to majors run a wide gamut. At the extreme, the highest earning major earns 314 percent more at the median than the lowestearning major at the median.”
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