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Document Number: 8808

Education Pays 2010: The Benefits of Higher Education for Individuals and Society - This new report details the personal, financial and lifetime benefits for students who obtain a higher education degree. The report also looks at the benefits to the community and shows how college graduates are less likely to rely on social support programs and more likely to be active citizens and lead healthy lifestyles. A graph illustrates the median earnings of bachelor degree recipients ($55,700), the earnings for high school graduates ($33,800) and high school dropouts ($24,300). (Sandy Baum, Jenifer Ma and Kathleen Payea, College Board Advocacy and Policy Center, September 2010)...

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