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Value of College Degree Is Clear, but Public Skepticism Persists

 

Public skepticism about the value of a college degree persists despite evidence showing that completing a four-year degree substantially increases earning potential. A new report by the Pew Research Center reveals that while earnings for people without a college degree have increased, the historic wealth gap between those with and without degrees has not narrowed. The report also highlights the different experiences in the labor market for men and women without degrees, and the increasing importance of a college degree in today’s economy. Despite this, a significant portion of the American public remains unconvinced about the importance of a four-year college degree in securing a well-paying job….

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