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


High School Graduate or GED


Some College, No Degree


Associate Degree (2-Year Degree)


Bachelorís Degree (4-Year Degree)


Masterís Degree


Professional Degree




*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




Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics.




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

      Aid Commission & EdFund.