Is college worth the money?
As it turns out, despite rising tuition costs, attending (and graduating from) college and professional schools pays off.
College graduates make more money
The chart below from The Atlantic shows the economic benefits and unemployment rates for various levels of educational achievement.
Return on investment of college degrees
Okay, so going to college will give you a better chance at getting a job and help you earn more money. But what’s the return on investment?
Compared to traditional investments like stocks, gold, and corporate bonds, Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees are clear winners for seeing a return on your money.
College is an investment in your future
With all the horror stories about rising student debt, some students may be scared off and not apply to college at all. But college is an investment in your future, and it’s clearly a less risky financial choice than not attending at all.
While college remains a good investment, you should still be sure to maximize your financial aid options in order to graduate with the least amount of debt possible.