Why go to college or career school?

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Level of education completed

Average earnings in 2018

Less than a high school diploma

$34,840

High school graduate, no college

$49,192

Associate degree (occupational program)

$53,664

Some college, no degree

$55,380

Associate degree (academic program)

$55,536

Bachelor’s degree

$82,680

Master’s degree

$97,760

Doctoral degree

$122,460

Professional degree

$150,020

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