Fab 5 Statistics for College

1) 20.2 million students were enrolled in colleges and universities in 2015, compared to 13.5 million in 1990, 7.9 million in 1970, and 2.7 million in 1949

2) According to a June 2016 study, 99% of job growth (or 11.5 million of 11.6 million jobs) between 2010 and 2016 went to workers with associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees or graduate degrees

3) High school graduates earn about 62% of what those with four-year degrees earn, according to a Pew Research Center study. In 1979, people with only high school educations earned 77% of what college graduates made.

4) In 2015, 6.2% of college graduates were underemployed (insufficient work), compared to 12.9% of high school-only graduates and 18.7% of people without a high school diploma.

5) A college degree has a return of 15% per year as an investment, larger than the stock market (6.8%) and housing (0.4%).


Works Cited:

“College Education – ProCon.org.” ProConorg Headlines. ProCon, 14 June 2016. Web. 23 July                 2016.

Weston, Liz. “Why College Is Still Worth It Even Though It Costs Too Much.” Time. Time, 5 Oct. 2015. Web. 04 Aug. 2016.


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