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Thursday, April 11, 2019

10 Highest-Paying College Degrees For African-Americans | Editorial - HBCU Buzz

This post was written by Sheiresa Ngo, a writer at Black Enterprise, where it was originally published. 

As we all know, college isn’t cheap. With students saddled with unprecedented amounts of debt, it is critical that college students obtain degrees that will earn them well-paying jobs upon graduation by HBCU Editors.

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Degrees that yield a high salary are important for African American students.

Why? Studies show that nearly half (49%) of all black student borrowers default on their student loans 12 years after entering college. Also, black women, who are attending college in record numbers, also bear the brunt of carrying the highest levels of student loan debt.
As you may guess, the highest-paying jobs for graduates with Bachelor’s degrees are mostly concentrated in the STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math) fields. Take a look at the 10 highest-paying college degrees from PayScale (data from 2018)...

Check out PayScale’s full listing of highest-paying college degrees.

Source: HBCU Buzz