What’s Your Bachelor’s Degree Worth?

degree worthYou probably thought that earning a bachelor’s degree meant making more money. But with the current challenging job market, recent graduates aren’t receiving the starting salaries that they probably expected.

But there’s still hope on the horizon. Although starting salaries had been on a downhill slope, they are starting to stabilize.

2010 graduates’ average starting salary is $48,288, according to a survey organized by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, also known as NACE. While that’s 0.7 percent down from last year’s average starting salary, Marilyn Mackes, NACE executive director, said that the decline appears to be leveling off. Read the rest of this entry »

Troy Aikman Graduates from UCLA

Four years is the typical degree plan. Fifth-year seniors aren’t uncommon. But a 20-year senior? Rare, and a title Troy Aikman now has.

The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback kept a promise to his mother to finish school. He completed his final two courses, earned an A in each, and will participate in graduation ceremonies this June to accept a degree in sociology from UCLA.

At 42-years-old, Troy Aikman says he’s “finally taking care of unfinished business.”


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