Does a college degree pay off? Here’s a scary stat: In 2008, the median annual salary of a young adult with a bachelor’s degree working full-time was $46,000. That’s a 6 percent drop from the inflation-adjusted $48,800 salary such workers averaged in 2000. In that same eight-year stretch, the average annual tuition for an undergrad degree shot up 50 percent, to $19,362. The average private-college student could expect to pay even more, with an annual... More >>>