Community college graduates out-earn bachelor’s degree holders in certain program areas, according to data from Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce.
Posted: 3/14/2014 - 09:59 AM
CNN Money article references data from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce showing that nearly 30% of Americans with associate's degrees make more than those with bachelor's degrees. In Tennessee for instance, the average wage for graduates of community colleges is $38,948 -- more than $1,300 higher than the average salaries for graduates of the state's four-year institutions. In Virginia, recent graduates of occupational and technical degree programs at its community colleges make an average of $40,000. That's almost $2,500 more than recent bachelor's degree recipients.
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