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How Much Is Your College Degree Worth?
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) New research from the ladders.com found that individuals with a four-year degree make an average of two-hundred thousand dollars more than a high school graduate over the span of 20 years.
In today's society, teachers across the U.S. encourage and prepare students for college.
But, is paying for your education really worth it?
"The more time you spend in education the more time you find something you want to do” said Christy Bowman, Boise State University.
Yvonne ray is a huge believer of higher education.
she has a bachelor’s degree and two master degrees.
She realizes just because you have degree doesn't mean you'll make more money.
"In the state of Idaho some of the jobs that are available you do need an education far beyond the bachelors level. You do get paid well, but other states pay just as much for jobs that all you need is your high school education or less” said Yvonne Ray, holds three colleges degrees.
Researchers found that the real benefit of a college degree is not seen in short term.
Since many graduates will start their careers at the same financial level, the real gains occur after time.
"I think you can't put a value on education because it's a lifelong learning process and it gives you something to be excited about” said Bowman.
Something Ray values every day, education.
"It's all about something that you love to do” said Ray.
Putting a price tag on education, something everyone decides for themselves.
If you’re looking to further your education BSU, ISU, and University of Idaho all offer classes and programs at the College of Southern Idaho.