- February 14, 2014
- 11:54 am
- Walter Pearson
More Evidence That Completing The Bachelor’s Degree Matters
We hear so many tales of doubt about the value of completing the bachelor’s degree these days that a dose of economic common sense might help us. A study released by the Pew Foundation makes it clear:
The wage advantage for completion of the bachelor’s degree has grown during the recent bad economic times.
The value of the high school degree and the two-year degree has declined over previous generations. The improvement in annual wages for going on to complete the bachelor’s degree has grown during the most recent period over previous generations.
When compared with prior generations, those age 25-32 today have actually benefitted more from completion of the bachelor’s degree than the previous generations of young adults.
The value of the high school degree and the two-year degree have been declining since the baby boom generation.
To read more from the study visit the Pew foundation website.