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Data Matters: Why College Makes Good Economic Sense

By AACC Staff

On this blog, we’re all about identifying promising practices to help students complete college. But, if it’s motivation students are looking for, sometimes there’s no substitute for cold hard facts. Did you know, for instance, that associate degree completers will make on average $470,000 more in their lifetimes than students with only a high school diploma? If that’s not justification enough for earning a two-year degree, we don’t know what is.

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