6 Educational Infographics About Higher Education in America

If you’ve wondered whether higher education and advanced degrees are worth your time and money, check out these infographics. You may find inspiration to get that diploma, or confirmation that you’re better off without.

1. Higher Education, Lower Unemployment

This infographic is hokey but even through the stock clipart and Excel spreadsheet color scheme, it speaks the truth about unemployment statistics for everyone from dropouts to PhDs. It does not, however, factor in all the student loan debt PhDs accumulate!

2. Does Higher Learning lead to Higher Earning?

What’s the difference between a professional degree and a PhD? Well, not much, at least in dollars and cents. While the figures are a little dated, from 1991 to 2008, you can easily find what level of degree delivers the most bang for your buck.

3. Highest prices in Higher Education

If you’re wondering whether it’s cheaper to go to a state school, a community college or an online for-profit college, read this infographic. It shows the most expensive college towns, most expensive colleges, most expensive dorms, and average college prices for 2010 from private colleges, public universities and community colleges.

4. Infographing College Life

For insight into the numbers that make up college life, check out this comprehensive infographic. The best part is the comparison between a degree from a public university versus private university since it takes into account the cost of the education with the earning potential.

5. More College-bound students than ever

The number of 18-24 year olds attending college has increased dramatically over the last 20 years. But even when the economy is down and tuitions are increasing, the number of college students is still going up.

6. The History of Online Education

This infographic tells the whole story of online education and how it has become a booming industry. If you want a crash course in what online colleges do and how they work, this is definitely worth viewing.

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