Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Value of Higher Education

For those seeking to evaluate the return of higher education (i.e., academic degrees) in terms of earnings, consider the chart below:

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According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), people with higher degrees earn significantly more than co-workers with less education. Moreover, employees with higher degrees appear to be less susceptible to unemployment. From an earnngs standpoint, the case for higher education is compelling.

Source: Thompson, D (2011, January 18), Is College Worth It? Atlantic.

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