The Value of Education

Many prospective students express concern about the unemployment rate and the value of continuing their education.

You, too, may be wondering: Is the investment to attain a degree worthwhile? Will I be able to advance professionally once the degree is completed? Will continued education be beneficial?

Although success is predicated upon a number of factors, you may find the following report to be of interest. Recently released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, it details earnings and unemployment rates in 2012 by the level of education achieved.

The Value of Education

As you can see, the unemployment rate generally decreases as the level of education completed increases. Correspondingly, as the level of education increases, median weekly earnings generally increase.

Despite an uncertain economy, education still pays.

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