The College Board has released its latest report detailing the personal and public benefits of higher education. “Education Pays 2010: The Benefits of Higher Education for Individuals and Society” examines not only the financial return to students and states, but also nonmonetary benefits including healthier lifestyles, increased civic participation, and more engaged parenting. The report argues that despite the expense of tuition and other costs associated with attending college, the investment in postsecondary education pays off extremely well over the course of a lifetime. For example, median earnings are higher and unemployment rates lower for college graduates when compared with high school graduates. The report also provides policymakers a wealth of data to make the case that investing in higher education improves the quality of life for individuals, makes state economies more efficient, and creates a more equitable and civil society.