5 reasons why higher education is worth it
Given the high cost of a college education, it makes sense to wonder if a degree is still worth your time and money. Studies show that there are many benefits associated with higher education, including some of these surprising ones listed here:
Longer life span
For Americans with less than a high school education, the risk of dying prematurely is on the increase while the risk of premature death among college graduates is falling.
Better luck In love
The college educated are more likely to get married than high school grads. They also are less likely to get divorced and more likely to report being happy in their marriage.
Education matters even more for women
Women who graduate from college earn about 76 percent more over their lifetime than women who only complete high school.
Much higher lifetime earnings
Over the course of an adult’s working lifetime, high school graduates can expect, on average, to earn $1.2 million; those with a bachelor’s degree, $2.1 million; and people with a master’s degree, $2.5 million. Doctoral degree holders earn an average of $3.4 million during their working life.
Less likely to be unemployed