College is worth it.
The wage gap between college and high school graduates is significant. College graduates earn an average of 67.3% more in annual median earnings (approx. $26,104) and are more likely to be “very satisfied” with their work.
In addition to higher income, there are other payoffs too. College graduates’ unemployment rate is significantly lower in thriving and struggling economies. They’re also more likely to enjoy better health, vote, volunteer, and be involved in their communities.