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Higher Education Pays: The Initial Earnings of Graduates of Texas Colleges and Universities Who Are Working in Texas - Talk about a game changer. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board with CollegeMeasures gathered and disseminated research on first-year salaries of graduates of its two- and four-year institutions who are working in Texas with a diploma or certificate. Among their findings: students with two-year technical degrees have first-year salaries of more than $50,000–$11,000 more than graduates of bachelor degree programs, $30,000 more than students with two-year academic degrees. Meeting immediate workforce need, technical certificate holders’ first-year earnings can exceed those who hold academic and technical associate’s degrees. (Mark Schneider, College Measures, April 2013)...

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