BC Stats report calculates value of PSE credentials

February 25, 2015

New data released by BC Stats suggests that PSE can provide a significant return on investment for graduates. According to Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson, "British Columbians with an undergraduate postsecondary degree can expect to earn an additional $827,000 over the course of their working life. A postsecondary education is one of the smartest investments you can make whether it is a diploma, trade, or degree." The BC Stats report breaks down the additional earning potential offered by a number of PSE credentials, including a registered apprenticeship certificate ($524,000); an undergraduate degree in arts or science ($577,000); an undergraduate degree in engineering, business, or health (more than $1 M); a trade certificate or diploma ($266,000); a Master's degree (more than $1 M); and a degree in medicine, dentistry, or veterinary medicine (more than $2 M). BC News Release