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The long-term value of a college degree
Having a college degree is one of the best ways to protect you and your family during a major economic downturn like the Great Recession the United States just experienced.
A look at job market and economic data confirms this trend.
According to a study* by Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce:
Those with high school diplomas lost 5.6 million jobs all together in the recession. Those with bachelor's degrees or more actually gained 187,000 jobs.
The income gap between those with only a high school education and those with college degrees has been widening for decades, and The Great Recession accelerated that trend.
In a storm, whether economic or real, everyone gets rained on. But some are better protected than others. As this study and others show, a college degree is one of the best umbrellas.
Why not find out the shortest path between you and a college degree?
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