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The ROI of Higher Education

How much does a diploma cost compared to its actual worth?

The ROI of Higher Education - Infographic


Times are rough. No doubt about that. The economic crisis is taking its toll, and it's increasingly difficult to make your mark in the labor market. Unlike in past decades, higher education is not always tantamount to lower unemployment. Likewise, college education is not critical to making it big in business. Of course, that doesn't mean you should dismiss postsecondary education altogether. Here's some data. Maybe the numbers are not optimistic, but what does an economist know about the real value of knowledge? There are no quick-fix solutions, and it all depends on which career path you want to pursue. Important questions you should ask yourself is whether a particular profession is inextricably connected with a university diploma and whether you are prepared to bear the burden of debt in the years to come.