10 Infographics on Education in America

Study up.

Last week, the education world was abuzz when changes to the federal student loan program went into effect, many with lasting implications for students and graduates grappling with college debt. Learn more about the issue with this series of education-related infographics, which tackle topics from debt, to digital media, to the disastrous effects of playing hooky. Don’t worry, you won’t be graded.

The Final Countdown: The federal student loan debate, demystified with an infographic by NerdWallet.

Education’s Effect on Income: Surprise, surprise – the more education you have, the more you’ll likely earn.

The Gamification of Education: A look at how games can make education more engaging… and hopefully lift graduation rates.

Components of a 21st Century Classroom: How technology has and will change the way that schools function.

The United States of Student Debt: A breakdown of who’s in debt and by how much, from Mint.com.

The State of Digital Education: The transformative power of technology and the Internet.

Applied Finance 101: A crash course in entering real life.

The True Cost of Skipping Class: Well now we just feel guilty.

Educating the Workforce of the Future: Looking forward, more jobs will require some form of higher education, states this infographic from GOOD, Hyperakt, and the University of Phoenix.

U.S. Education Vs. The World: The U.S. spends more than any other country on education. Do the results stack up?


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Jessica Marati

Jessica Marati currently resides in New York City and covers travel and sustainability for EcoSalon. Catch her weekly column, Behind the Label.