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High School vs. College. Financial Benefits


Education Pays:


Median Annual Wage

-No high school diploma $19,169
-High school diploma $28,645
-Associate degree $31,700
-Bachelor's degree $51,554
-Master's degree $68,510
-Doctorate degree $85,093
-Professional degree ??????

U.S. Census Bureau-2005-Click here for the website

  • 85 percent of those age 25 or older reported they had completed at least high school and 28 percent had attained at least a bachelorís degree ó both record highs.
  • In today's dollars, a bachelor's degree is worth more than $2.1 million over 40 years
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