Migrant Ed Program at Oak Grove High School
How Much is a College Degree Worth?

The Power of Education 

 

Not only can you earn much more during your lifetime that someone with only a high school

diploma, but youíll also have a better chance of earning it in a career you enjoy.

 

 

2007 Median Annual Earnings*

Less than High School

$22,256

High School Graduate or GED

$31,408

Some College, No Degree

$35,516

Associate Degree (2-Year Degree)

$38,480

Bachelorís Degree (4-Year Degree)

$51,324

Masterís Degree

$60,580

Professional Degree

$74,204

Doctorate

$77,844


*2007 Median Annual Earnings.  Median is the middle of a distribution; half of the earnings

are above the median and half are below.  Earnings are for full-time workers age 25 and

above.

 

 

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

 

 

** Taken from Fund Your Future Workbook: California 2009-10.  By the California Student

      Aid Commission & EdFund.