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Which education level has the highest return on investment?


Vaishali P

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Return on Investment (ROI) is a profitability ratio which helps in calculating the most significant possible return. ROI is very important as it helps in the evaluation of the investments and also helpful in matching and comparing different investment opportunities. It is a good method to measure the profit and loss of investment concerning its investment cost. It is an essential tool as it helps in making future decisions. It is one of the most important factors in the field of education as it can help you decide which level of education you should pursue. 

It is very important that you consider both tuition fees and living expenses while calculating the ROI of education. All the other important costs should be taken into account for calculating ROI. The best possible way would be to calculate it year after year as the tuition fees are continually changing and the more extended period may project outdated results. 

The profession also plays a significant role in measuring the profit and success over time. The career you choose matters a lot. Different industries have different growth rate, and the value of each course keeps changing for the growth rate. Therefore, it is essential to consider the value and importance of your course. 

Let us talk about the different education levels and find out which one has the highest return on investment or ROI.

  1. Less than a high school degree
  2. High school diploma or high school graduates
  3. Bachelor’s degree
  4. Advanced degree

According to studies and research, the median lifetime earnings for people with a Bachelor’s degree is more than that of people with a high-school degree. People with less than a high school degree have the lowest earnings and are more likely to be unemployed. 

The people with more education (Master’s or doctoral degree) are less likely to be unemployed. However, pursuing these advanced degrees can be expensive as the annual costs of these educational courses are much higher in comparison to other levels of education.

Concluding it, we can say that having a bachelor’s degree would give the highest return on investments. As they can get better-paying jobs than people with a high school diploma or less than a high school diploma. Also, the annual cost on a Bachelor’s degree is much lesser than the value involved in the advanced degree courses. Just choose the right college and make the right career choice. 

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