The value of a Bachelor’s Degree

Huffington Post posted an article showing how the value of a Bachelor’s degree has tripled since the 80’s. For those of you discouraged by the work and time and money put in to higher education, this might cheer you up a but:

Tuition costs are skyrocketing, student debt is soaring and it’s extremely difficult for college grads to find good jobs. And yet, a four-year degree has never been more worth it, according to a new study.

People with bachelor’s degrees make around $300,000 more over their lifetimes than those with just a high school education, according to a new analysis by Jaison R. Abel and Richard Deitz of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. That’s more than triple the value of the degree in 1980, when college grads earned about $80,000 more than those with just high school degrees, the researchers found.
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