A New Report shows data that validates the true value of a College Degree

A new report from the Economic Policy Institute shows that those that have no more than a High School diploma are falling way behind college graduates in terms of income and that this is the widest gap on record. College grads, on average, earned 56% more than high school grads in 2015, the most recent year in which data is available (the EPI began tracking this data in 1973).  The data in this most recent survey showed that college-educated workers are getting most available high paying jobs and earning the largest pay gains. Non-college grads, by contrast, have faced dwindling job opportunities and a 3 percent decline in income.

Here is a link to a chart the EPI put together that shows this data. It covers the years 1973-2015 and  shows Wages by Education Level: http://www.epi.org/data/#?preset=wage-education . There are also criteria to sort for the same time period for Race and Gender as well.

This is some good data to share with your students that may be questioning the value of getting a college degree.