What is the value of a college education?

It may surprise you that, on average, an individual with a bachelor's degree earns approximately $57,026 per year, compared to the $34,197 average yearly salary of a worker with a high school diploma. Use this calculator to see the value of a college education.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2006-2008.
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