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Learning & Earnings

Georgia Higher Learning and Earnings Dashboard

It’s a fact - how much education you have and how much money you can earn go hand in hand.

Governor’s Office of Student AchievementIn 2015, degree holders earned $48,500 a year, while someone with a high school diploma earned $23,900.* So, when thinking about your career and what type of education you’ll need to get you to what you want to be, it’s helpful to have an idea of your earning potential.

The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) has created the Georgia Higher Learning and Earnings Dashboard to help students seeking higher education make important decisions for their future.

Use GOSA’s dashboard to search earnings information for graduates of Georgia's universities and technical colleges who work in the state after earning their degrees. The interactive site allows users to explore earnings patterns of graduates for the first and fifth year after graduation.

You can sort information by program of study/major, degree type and Georgia public technical college or college/university attended. The dashboard also provides earnings information for the most popular and highest-earning degrees.

This is valuable information you can use to help plan for college and your career. It is important to note, however, that many factors, such as student ability and motivation, college selectivity and job market conditions, affect earnings, so the results in the report and dashboard should not be interpreted as a guarantee of employment or earnings.

*U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics