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College Grads Earn $26K More Per Year April 29, 2009

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The latest findings from the U.S. Census Bureau show that “workers with high school diplomas earned an average of $31,286 in 2007, while those with bachelor’s degrees earned an average of $57,181.” Despite the rising price of a 4-yr education,  in the long run earning a college degree will more than pay back the cost of tuition even if it means taking out some low-interest student loans.  For more stats from the latest U.S. Census read the full article.

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High School Diploma Isn’t Enough to Escape Poverty September 5, 2008

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It used to be that only high school dropouts were at risk to live a life of poverty. But according to a just-released study by the National Center for Children in Poverty, parents without any college education are more likely than not to raise their kids in near poverty.

In fact, the report found that 85 percent of children whose parents don’t have a high school diploma live in households where the income is less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level.

Read the full article in the Rocky Mountain News.