Much can, and has been said about the changing value of a college education. This post is not an attempt to answer the question of whether or not going to college is worthwhile. Rather, this post is intended to share some information that may help you answer the question for yourself.
A recent study has shown that the unemployment rate for 25 to 34 year-olds with a 4-year college degree is significantly different than most people think. The unemployment rate for non-college graduates between the ages of 25 and 34 is around 7.2 percent. Most survey respondents assumed very inaccurate rates for college graduates. Follow this link (The One Question Most Americans Get Wrong About College Graduates) to see how accurate your estimate is and to learn more about the potential value of a college education.
One thing to note: this article does not differentiate between types of jobs or levels of pay.