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College is Expensive, But Worth It

Oct 20, 2007
Education is an investment that pays for itself, giving you the opportunity to open doors that would otherwise remain closed. What's more, chances are up to 30% greater that you will not face unemployment if you have a college degree. From earnings to pension plan, health coverage and overall community vigor, are some of the pluses that high education yields and rewards its recipients and society as a whole.

A student who graduates from college with just a four year degree, does he or she really make more money? They will have a high price loan to repay over many years. And if one starts right out of high school there are several jobs where they could be advancing and making good money, correct?

A recent study shows that each additional level of education draws a higher lifetime income. While the high school graduate age 25 and above earns about $26,000, the college graduate age 25 and above, earns about $42,000. That is an annual income premium of about $16,000, or around 60 percent.

Yes, the college grad will spend years paying off loans. But eventually the earnings net of loan payments will pull ahead of the high school graduate's. A report released September 12, 2007, "Education Pays' at a College Board panel on Capitol Hill, the following results were released:

A college graduate will learn about $1 million more over their working lives than high school graduates. By the age of 33, the typical college graduate who enrolled at age 18 has earned enough to compensate for both tuition and fees at the average public four year institution and earnings they missed out on during the college years. College graduates in 2006 earned recorded high starting salaries at $54.000.

It is widely recognized that people with a college education get further in their professional life, more often achieving their career and monetary goals, than those without a college degree. Today, even the meaning of the word college has changed. Statistics show that every bit of post secondary education a person gets boosts income and opportunities over their lifetime.

In the last 20 years, the share of jobs requiring some college has risen from 28% to 64%, and is still increasing. It is important, more than ever each year, for you to learn all that you can about what is available and how to get into and succeed in higher education.
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