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The Value of a USW Degree

An article I read this morning referenced research from Kansas State University about the value of college degree completion compared to students who stop out and fail to acquire a bachelor’s degree. A peer-reviewed study by Economics Professor Dr. Amanda Gaulke found that college degree recipients immediately earn an average of $4,300 more in salary opportunity compared to those who drop out and don’t finish college. Furthermore, acquiring a bachelor’s degree nets the college grad $1,100 per year more in wages compared to the annual earnings of those who don’t finish.

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