Wednesday, September 29, 2010

College Degrees: Cost vs. Benefit

On Sept. 21, the College Board published a study that found people with bachelor's degrees, on average, earn about 66 percent more than those with a high school diploma during their lifetime, and about 42 percent more than those with an associate degree.

Taking into consideration the difficulties facing 1) state and federal governments, 2) colleges and universities, and 3) students and their families in trying to balance budgets and help students continue higher education, the report illustrates some of the economic and non-economic gains resulting from higher education -- health outcomes, community involvement, and other life patterns -- according to a WSU Today article.

Find helpful graphs and read the full article here.

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