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The High Cost of College: Is It Worth It?

theHIGH COST OF COLLEGE D s Worth it? EARNINGS & UNEMPLOYMENT UNEMPLOYMENT RATES MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS 2.1% PROFESSIONAL DEGREE $1,735 2.5% $1,624 DOCTORAL DEGREE 3.5% $1,300 MASTER'S DEGREE 4.5% $1,066 BACHELOR'S DEGREE 6.2% ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE $785 7.7% SOME COLLEGE, NO DEGREE $727 8.3% HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA $652 12.4% LESS THAN A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA $471 PROS VS CONS 9SSSSSSS ис 2014 2015 2016 2017 HIGHER EARNINGS 4 YEARS OUT OF WORKFORCE DA OBUC STUDENT PAST DUE! DEBT MORE OPTIONS JO BS EDGE IN THE MAJOR MAY JOB MARKET NOT BE CAREER COLLEGE COST & DEBT $111,660 Average cost for a 4 year college & average debt after graduation $103,032 $107,632 $97,988 $92,728 $73,004 $77,312 $68,764 $18,221 $19,351 $20,300 $21,157 $22,526 $23,540 $24,854 $17,560 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 IS A 4 YEAR DEGREE NEEDED TO SUCCEED? NOW Right now, a graduate of a community college on average, makes more thana graduate of a four-year college. GRADUATE OF A COMMUNITY COLLEGE (2 YEARS) GRADUATE OF A FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE BY 2018 HIGH SCHOOL 14 MILLION WELL PAYING JOBS COLLEGE Require more than a high school diploma but less than a college degree WHAT ARE SOME ALTERNATIVES? Community College Trade School Apprentice Military Work for a Year THE BASICS 111111 201320 MILLION Enrolled in U.S. college 1953 UNDER 3 MILLION Enrolled in U.S. college 111 11 $800,000 MORE LIFETIME 2013 UNEMPLOYED EARNINGS 7.5% 3.6% HIGH SCHOOL GRADS COLLEGE GRADS HIGH SCHOOL GRADS COLLEGE GRADS in 2012 College grads took jobs that required high school diplomas or less, including: 1/3 16,000 83,000 115,000 PARKING ATTENDANTS BARTENDERS JANITORS THOUGHT COLLEGE WAS A WORTHWHILE INVESTMENT ONLY 19% 7% 2013 1980 81% 57% of college presidents believe the U.S. system of higher education is the best in the world. think it will be the best in the world 10 years from now. brought to yow by

The High Cost of College: Is It Worth It?

shared by laurensharsta on Feb 17
College is the big word on many students' tongues. Let's take a closer look at higher education in America.


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