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Was your degree really worth it?

Disillusionment is growing as graduate earnings stagnate and fees rise. New data sets show a high share of students graduate with degrees that are not worth their cost.

  • 56% of Americans believe a degree is no longer worth the time and money spent on it.
  • Financial returns to higher education remain healthy, but undertaking a degree has become riskier.
  • 25% of male graduates and 15% of female ones in England will take home less money over their careers than peers who do not get a degree.
  • Choosing the right subject is crucial to boosting earning power.
  • Employers are becoming less likely to demand that job applicants have degrees.
Was your degree really worth it?
Crunching the puny financial benefits of many university courses | International