Top Pro & Con Arguments


College graduates make more money.

The average college graduate makes $570,000 more than the average high school graduate over a lifetime. [126] Career earnings for college graduates are 71% to 136% higher than those of high school graduates. [122] The Federal Reserve Bank of New York calculated a 14% rate of return on a bachelor’s degree, which constitutes a good investment. College graduates earn an average of $78,000, a 75% wage premium over the average $45,000 annual earnings for workers with only a high school diploma. [128] 85% of Forbes’ America’s 400 Richest People list were college grads. [12]

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