Virginia unveiled a new database showcasing what graduates from the state’s universities earn. Released by the State Council for Higher Education for Virginia the data can provide a useful tool for students who are considering which degree to pursue.
Despite the dataset’s limitations, no accommodations are made for regional cost of living differences and students who left the state or joined the military are not included, the searchable nature allows students to compare similar degree programs at different schools.
The debut of the database follows the release of a new report from the Brookings Institution’s Hamilton Project which shows that a college graduates’ lifetime earnings are, on average, $450,000 higher than someone with just a high school diploma.
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