College Graduates Earn More

College Graduates Earn More

      Education Level Average
Lifetime Earnings
Professional degree  $4.2 million
Doctoral degree  $3.5 million
Master's degree $2.8 million
Bachelor's degree  $2.4 million
Associate's degree  $1.8 million
Some college  $1.6 million
High school graduate  $1.4 million
Non-high school graduate $1 million
 
According a 2011 United States Census Bureau report, college graduates earn far more over their working lifetimes than non-college graduates.  See the chart to the right.

  • Every bit of education you get after high school increases the chances you'll earn good pay. Most college graduates earn a lot more money during their working years than people who stop their education at high school. 
  • The more education you get the more likely it is you will always have a job. According to one estimate, by the year 2028 there will be 19 million more jobs for educated workers than there are qualified people to fill them. 
  • Today most good jobs require more than a high school diploma. Businesses want to hire people who know how to think and solve problems. 
  • Education beyond high school gives you a lot of other benefits, including meeting new people, taking part in new opportunities to explore your interests, and experiencing success.  

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