Protecting yourself from a poor college investment
image by flickr user 401(K)2012, cc license One theme that Payscale's College (and college major) Return on Investment study hits hard is that colleges are not equal. Certain schools perform, on average, better than others in helping students earn a successful and well-paying career. The same can be said for majors; an engineering degree is a safer economic investment than an education degree. The Brookings Institute took this investigation a bit deeper. Specifically looking at school selectivity and graduation rates, as well as debt, earnings and other degree-related outcomes, they concluded, too, that colleges and majors are not made equal. However, they also emphasized that not all colleges are worth the investment.