All Degrees Are Not Equal

All degrees are not equal.

But an education is worth more than your salary. Being able to think is far more important than being the highest paid graduate in your class. An education enhances your ability to think, make decisions, and plan your future. How do you measure the return on investment of that?


THE economies of the rich world increasingly depend upon skilled workers, and college degrees are in high demand. In 1972 a university-educated man aged 25-34 could expect to earn 22% more than a peer without a degree, according to the Urban Institute, a think-tank. Today that premium has risen to 70%. But if university pays, its benefits are not spread evenly across all graduates.

via Daily chart: Revenge of the nerds | The Economist.