Interactive Tool Shows Risks And Rewards Of The Costs Of Higher Ed06:23
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This infographic shows the earnings of a median high school graduate in orange, against, in pink, the earnings of a median college graduate. (Fusion)MoreCloseclosemore
This infographic shows the earnings of a median high school graduate in orange, against, in pink, the earnings of a median college graduate. (Fusion)

The average 2014 college graduate takes on about $33,000 in student debt. That, coupled with the difficulties of finding a suitable job after graduation, may make you wonder if getting a college education is a good investment.

Now, there's an interactive tool that illustrates the salaries high school and college graduates earn over time. Felix Salmon, senior editor at Fusion, created the Take the Plunge tool. He told Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson that by looking at gender and years of education, there are some surprising findings.

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This segment aired on September 4, 2014.

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