If you had a university degree back in 1972, you were likely to earn 20% more than those without one. Today, that number has soared to 70%. But not all degrees will give you the same return. A report from Payscale shows that engineering and computer science graduates see the biggest return on investment. Those degrees will get you an average annual return of 12% over 20 years. The S&P 500, in comparison, will only get you 7.8%. Another big advantage of engineering is that, according to the data, you don’t need to have attended a top university to reap the benefits: graduates from less-selective schools only experienced a minor dip in their return on investment. Business and economics degrees also showed strong returns, averaging 8.7% a year.
The Communication on the European Education Area outlines how cooperation can further enrich the quality, inclusiveness and digital and green dimension of Member State education systems. It shows how together, Member States can shape a European Education Area based on freedom for learners and teachers to learn and work across the continent and for institutions to freely associate with one another in Europe and beyond.
The EU STEM Coalition was included in the objectives of the Communication. For more information and the full text, please see the link above.