Fact #476: Four-year college grads make roughly $20,000 more than their high school trained counterparts. People with two year degrees make only about $7,000 more a year than high school grads. The bottom line: A four-year degree is becoming America’s most reliable elevator of class and key to a middle-class standard of living. (Source: Business Week, October 31, 2005)
Fact #477: It takes a staggering 83% of a poor family’s annual income to fund the annual costs at private four-year college – up from 60% a decade ago. (Source: Business Week, October 31, 2005)
Fact #478: Individuals with less than a ninth-grade education earn an estimated $976,350 over their lifetime. A high school dropout earns $1,150,968. A high school graduate earns $1,455,253. And a person with a bachelor’s degree earns $2,567,174. (Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas).
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