What is your college education worth?

Georgetown did a study and came up with this:

  1. A college degree in general boosts your lifetime earnings by 84%.
  2. A closer look at 171 majors shows that there can be a difference of about 300% between the highest-paying majors and the lowest-paying ones.

Obviously the following chart is very generic.

“Business” (my degree) for instance can mean almost anything from accounting to marketing.

Do you see your major up there?


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Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver. I cleared $60,000 in 18 months earning $65,000 gross/year. Now I am self-employed, and you can read more about my story here, or visit my other blog: The Everyday Minimalist.