A higher education can provide more than just higher earnings. Studies show that undergraduate degrees typically result in more career options, greater promotion opportunities, more vacation time and other benefits—including lower unemployment rates. And that’s just for starters: Graduate school can lead to even bigger benefits.*
Learning Equals Earning
Take a look at the median earnings of full-time year-round workers age 25 and older, by education level: The higher the degree, the higher the salary.
Source: US Census Bureau, educational attainment in the United States, 2016.
*Pewsocialtrends.org, Pew Research Center, “The Rising Cost of Not Going to College,” February 11, 2014.