A while ago, a series of articles questioned whether or not college is really worth the exorbitant costs of attending. Fortunately, when a friend at school posed the same question - "Why are we even at college?" - I had an answer ready right away.
"So we can make as much as a man who graduated high school."
That statistic as changed - now, when I graduate with my B.A., I'll be on an equal playing field with men who only got some college - but Think Progress has a chart up today inspiring even greater achievement. If I get my Ph.D., I could make as much in a year as a man who got his B.A.!