Is College Still Worth It? (Yup, Especially If You Study Math)

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Are the thousands of hours, pints of sweat and bucket loads of stress worth it, not to mention the bank breaking amount of dollars that students need to invest these days to earn a university degree? Well it certainly seems so according to the infographic by Degree Jungle below. A Bachelors Degree gives college graduates nearly a million dollar advantage in terms of lifetime income than a High School Diploma. Of course famous exceptions such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Richard Branson have still managed to support themselves rather well without a university education, but for the average person, a college degree looks like a good bet.

When it comes to math, surveys have found that in recent years those who held the job title of Mathematician had a median annual income of ,160 and that the top 15 highest-earning college degrees all have one thing in common — math skills (Source: Math is also a major component of many of the coolest careers out there. I’m firmly in the camp that says a college degree involving even a moderate level of math is an even better bet.

So check out the infographic below (click here if you’re reading this in your email browser to see the full infographic) then answer the question Is College Still Worth It?

By Degree Jungle Is College Still Worth It

Caroline Mukisa
About The Author: Caroline Mukisa is the founder of Maths Insider. A Cambridge University educated math teacher, she's been involved in math education for over 20 years as a teacher, tutor, Kumon instructor, Thinkster Math instructor and math ed blogger. She is the author of the insanely helpful ebook "The Ultimate Kumon Review" and insanely useful website "31 Days to Faster Times Tables" You can follow her math tips on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @mathsinsider

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