Some college degree options are no longer just for the rich and famous, according to a new report by a major trade group.
The American Association of College and Postsecondary Education released the report Monday in a report on the state of postsecondary education in the United States.
The report found that the average postsecondary degree recipient in the U.S. received just $50,000 in total lifetime earnings.
But the average college degree recipient received more than $1 million in lifetime earnings in 2015.
The report also found that most bachelor’s degrees, associate’s degrees and bachelor’s in business programs have become popular among people in their 20s and 30s, and that most postsecondary degrees, including master’s, are popular among those under the age of 40.
The study also found a surge in the number of post-secondary degrees awarded.
The average post-professional degree awarded in the country in 2015 was $100,000, up from $58,000 the year before, according the report.
It also found the average bachelor’s degree was awarded in 2019 for $61,000.
The U.N. report said more post-college graduates than ever were being hired for jobs, while job training programs and job readiness initiatives had helped those who had gone to college finish out their postsecondary educations.
The U.K. also saw a surge of postgraduate students enrolling.
The overall economy also saw an uptick in the share of graduates and postgraduate workers in the workforce.
The number of new jobs that were created in the last five years grew by 14.5 percent, according, and the share going to those who graduated was up by 10.5 percentage points, the report said.
But the number earning degrees increased by only 5.6 percent, the study said.
The national median household income for the U,S.
was $55,000 last year.
About 1 in 3 households had a bachelor’s or higher degree, according.
The data released by the AP comes as the federal government seeks to ramp up investment in the postsecondary sector.
The Trump administration has proposed slashing the budget of the National Institutes of Health to $10 billion over five years, and reducing funding for research and development.