A tight job market. A national student debt level that has topped $1 trillion. Teenage entrepreneurs who are already a few years vested into their start-up equity packages. It’s enough to make a person wonder whether or not college is worth it. According to the NYT, the answer is a resounding yes, and it’s not even close. “Americans with four-year college degrees made 98 percent more an hour on average in 2013 than people without a degree. That’s up from 89 percent five years earlier, 85 percent a decade earlier and 64 percent in the early 1980s.”

+ “I just want to say one word to you. Just one word … Are you listening? Plastics.” That was the career advice offered to Benjamin Braddock in the movie, The Graduate. Today’s top grads hear another one-word piece of career advice: Technology. And while a lot of them are taking the bait, there are still plenty who head into consulting and investment banking. Learn about career directions and much more in The Harvard Crimson’s interesting look at the Class of 2014 by the numbers.