- Completing college is almost always worth it — bachelor’s degree holders earn 84% more than those with just a high school diploma.
- However, not all majors are created equal, according to a recent ZipRecruiter survey.
College is a significant investment that comes with the hope of a better, richer life. It doesn’t always work out that way.
Some experts say the value of a bachelor’s degree is fading. Starting salaries for new college graduates have grown less than 1% over the past two years, remaining at around $50,000.
Worse yet: A decade after leaving school, more than 1 in 5 graduates are working in a job that doesn’t even require a degree.
However, obtaining a diploma is almost always worth it in the long run, according to “The College Payoff,” a report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.