Why go to college or career school?

Why Go to College Accessible Graphic


Level of education completed

Average earnings in 2018

Less than a high school diploma


High school graduate, no college


Associate degree (occupational program)


Some college, no degree


Associate degree (academic program)


Bachelor’s degree


Master’s degree


Doctoral degree


Professional degree


Source: Bureau of Census for the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey, Annual Average 2018

A college degree or career school credential can improve your earning potential.

June 2019