College can be an expensive investment — and the stress of choosing a school, compounded by escalating costs and the Covid-19 pandemic, can feel debilitating. 

A college degree is still one of the best ways to increase your earning potential. College graduates on average earn 80% more than those with just a high school diploma. Nearly two-thirds (65%) of bachelor degree programs also enable graduates to recoup the cost of their diploma in 10 years or less, according to a new report from public policy group Third Way.