Ever wonder how much the average philosophy major has to pay toward his/her student loans? Now you can know, using this interactive calculator from Brookings. Utilizing college-major specific earnings data from the US Census Bureau, the Undergraduate Student Loan Calculator shows typical debt burdens (as a percentage of income) for over 75 majors during the decade following graduation. Access the calculator here.
College is the key to upward mobility, according to Jim Trankersley from the Washington Post. Of those born in the bottom of the income ladder, 9 of every 10 who graduated from college moved up economically later in life. In contrast, only half of children without a college degree make the same leap. Read the full article here.
It's never too late to earn a college degree, according to US News & World Report and Gallup. In fact, according to a US News analysis, older college graduates don't earn less than traditional-aged graduates. Read the full article here.