College can certainly be expensive, but one of these degrees could prepare you for a career that could be well worth the investment.There's no way around it: Going to college costs money. And time. So if you're thinking about doing it, you probably want to pursue a degree that has a decent shot at landing you a career that will pay you back.
And that's smart thinking, says Anthony P. Carnevale, director of Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce.
"Of course college is always a good thing from a learning standpoint, but from an economic point of view, there are vast differences from one program to the next. What you're going to make [when you graduate] greatly depends on what you're going to take in school," he says.
With that in mind, we researched six college degrees in various areas of interest that could have the potential to pay off.