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Not All Degrees are Equal

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The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (cew.georgetown.edu) tracks the return on investment (ROI) of college and specific college degrees. Though going to college is better than not, assuming the individual graduates on time and from a good school, what you study also affects earnings.

What we know about college and income: Obtaining a four-year degree is worth about $1 million over a lifetime compared to not earning a college degree.Obtaining a degree from one of the 20 most elite universities is several times more valuable than earning a degree from a non-elite undergraduate university. Obtaining a science, technology, engineering, or math degree from any respected school is better than a liberal arts degree, by an average of $3.4 million in lifetime earnings!Obtaining a liberal arts degree from a low-ranked school is similar to not having attended a college! The following charts are from the CEW 2015 report, based on 2014 data. 
https://cew.georgetown.edu/cew…