College degrees boost earnings 84 percent

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College degrees boost earnings 84 percent
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College degrees, despite their high cost, allow workers to earn $ 2.3 million over a lifetime. Those without college degrees earn $ 1.3 million.

LOS ANGELES

The cost of education these days would make anyone squirm, but researchers say it’s worth it.

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People with a bachelor’s degree make 84 percent more over a lifetime than high school graduates. In 1999, the premium was 75 percent, according to a study released Friday.

Granted, the report comes from a university — specifically, Georgetown University’s

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For-profit colleges respond to increased scrutiny

ST. LOUIS (AP) — They gather in a generic suburban office park, working-class students chasing a fast track to success: a college degree.

But the message at the University of Phoenix orientation is not quite what these secretaries, mental health aides, working moms and single dads expect.

“We want you to decide if this is right for you,” says Sam Fitzgerald, director of academic affairs at the school’s four St. Louis campuses. “We’re here to help you figure it out.”

That candor would have been anathema not too long ago in the lucrative world of for-profit colleges, where recruiters received hefty bonuses and often oversold career prospects.

Yet these are new times for the industry that now accommodates one in every eight American college students, either in class or on…………… continues on The Associated Press
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