While an average of 60% of college students earn more than a high school graduate after 10 years, the analysis reveals that, in 30% of all universities, more than half of students 10 years after enrollment earn less than a high school graduate, a finding likely driven by low college graduation rates and disparities in The dispersion of graduate distributions is greater than that of the distribution of non-graduates, because the histogram of Graduates is broader compared to the histogram of non-graduates. So, if you've recently graduated from high school and are trying to figure out what your next step should be, it might be worth investing in college. Four out of 10 college students are already dropping out of school before graduating, often with debts they'll struggle to pay without a degree. On the other hand, college graduates with certain specializations barely earn more than people with just a high school diploma.
And after graduating, people with college degrees often struggle to find work in their chosen field and end up accepting jobs in the same places where high school graduates work.