Labor Market Experiences After Postsecondary Education: Earnings and Other Outcomes of Florida’s Postsecondary Graduates and Completers
Most students make the investment in higher education because they want a better chance to land a good career and higher earnings. But as they enter the labor market, some graduates earn far more than others.
This report examines the correlation between choice of major and first-year earnings among recent graduates and completers from Florida’s public postsecondary educational institutions. It finds that the payoff of postsecondary education varies considerably from program to program and from institution to institution. Among the findings: Graduates with associate's of science degrees earned significanly more than graduates with associate's of arts degrees and, in some fields, more than bachelor's degree holders.
This report results from a partnership between the State of Florida and College Measures.
For more key findings, read the full report: Labor Market Experiences After Postsecondary Education: Earnings and Other Outcomes of Florida’s Postsecondary Graduates and Completers.