The Georgia Higher Learning and Earnings (GHLE) dashboard provides comparisons of wages by degree type, program of study, and college one year and five years after graduation.

* Important Note: In addition to degree type and earnings, it is important to note that many factors, such as student ability/motivation, college selectivity, and job market conditions, affect earnings. The information on this site should not be interpreted as a guarantee of employment or earnings. The results should be seen as one piece of information that students and parents can use when making major and degree choices.

* Directions: To begin, please select an option below using either the drop down menu or by typing in the information you are looking for. A degree type must be selected first to populate choices in the other fields (available choices are dependent on users previous choices e.g. choosing a Bachelor's degree will only allow you to choose programs and colleges that offer that degree and have data available for it.). You will notice that only one degree type may be chosen at a time. To repopulate the field, either reselect 'Choose a Degree Type' or click the 'Clear Selection' button near the bottom of the page.

Earnings After One Year


Earnings After Five Years


For help with college or career planning, click on the GAFutures link below.
Important Notes:
* All dollar amounts have been converted to 2016 dollars to account for inflation. For more information regarding this process, click here .
* Data are provided by GAAWARDS for the years 2007-2015. Wage data are limited to graduates who work in Georgia for employers that provide wage data to the Georgia Department of Labor. This excludes wages earned in out-of-state jobs, while self-employed, or as a federal or military employee.
* For students with multiple degrees, the most recent degree may reflect earnings attributable to the most recent degree as well as previous degrees. For example, students may obtain a certificate after obtaining a bachelor's, which might inflate wages for that certificate.
* Statewide totals include all graduates from 2007-2014 in GAAWARDS.
* The certificate degree type does not include advanced certificates.
* Observations are excluded if there are fewer than 20 individuals with the award, fewer than 20 individuals are matched with the wage data, or the percentage of graduates matched with the wage data falls below 20 percent.
* Programs of study are presented using 2-digit CIP codes. For a list of majors by two-digit CIP code, click here. For further information regarding CIP codes, click here.
* Data last updated 10/11/2017.
Welcome to the GHLE Comparison Tool . Here you can compare two choices by degree type, major, college, or any combination of those choices.

* Important Note: In addition to degree type and earnings, it is important to note that many factors, such as student ability/motivation, college selectivity, and job market conditions, affect earnings. The information on this site should not be interpreted as a guarantee of employment or earnings. The results should be seen as one piece of information that students and parents can use when making major and degree choices.

* Directions: To begin, please select an option below using either the drop down menu or by typing in the information you are looking for. A degree type must be selected first to populate choices in the other fields (available choices are dependent on users previous choices e.g. choosing a Bachelor's degree will only allow you to choose programs and colleges that offer that degree and have data available for it.). You will notice that only one degree type may be chosen at a time. To repopulate the field, either reselect 'Choose a Degree Type' or click the 'Clear Selection' button near the bottom of the page.

Earnings After One Year


Earnings After Five Years


For help with college or career planning, click on the GAFutures link below.
Important Notes:
* All dollar amounts have been converted to 2016 dollars to account for inflation. For more information regarding this process, click here .
* Data are provided by GAAWARDS for the years 2007-2015. Wage data are limited to graduates who work in Georgia for employers that provide wage data to the Georgia Department of Labor. This excludes wages earned in out-of-state jobs, while self-employed, or as a federal or military employee.
* For students with multiple degrees, the most recent degree may reflect earnings attributable to the most recent degree as well as previous degrees. For example, students may obtain a certificate after obtaining a bachelor's which might inflate wages for that certificate.
* Statewide totals include all graduates from 2007-2014 in GAAWARDS.
* The certificate degree type does not include advanced certificates.
* Observations are excluded if there are fewer than 20 individuals with the award, fewer than 20 individuals are matched with the wage data, or the percentage of graduates matched with the wage data falls below 20 percent.
* Programs of study are presented using 2-digit CIP codes. For a list of majors by two-digit CIP code, click here. For further information regarding CIP codes, click here.
* Data last updated 10/11/2017.
Statewide Highest Earning and Most Popular Programs of Study

* Important Note: In addition to degree type and earnings, it is important to note that many factors, such as student ability/motivation, college selectivity, and job market conditions, affect earnings. The information on this site should not be interpreted as a guarantee of employment or earnings. The results should be seen as one piece of information that students and parents can use when making major and degree choices.

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Important Notes:
* All dollar amounts have been converted to 2016 dollars to account for inflation. For more information regarding this process, click here .
* Data are provided by GAAWARDS for the years 2007-2015. Wage data are limited to graduates who work in Georgia for employers that provide wage data to the Georgia Department of Labor. This excludes wages earned in out-of-state jobs, while self-employed, or as a federal or military employee.
* For students with multiple degrees, the most recent degree may reflect earnings attributable to the most recent degree as well as previous degrees. For example, students may obtain a certificate after obtaining a bachelor's which might inflate wages for that certificate.
* Statewide totals include all graduates from 2007-2014 in GA.AWARDS.
* The certificate degree type does not include advanced certificates.
* Observations are excluded if there are fewer than 20 individuals with the award, fewer than 20 individuals are matched with the wage data, or the percentage of graduates matched with the wage data falls below 20 percent.
* Programs of study are presented using 2-digit CIP codes. For a list of majors by two-digit CIP code, click here. For more information regarding CIP codes, click here.
* Data last updated 10/11/2017.