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9. Fewer social costs

High school graduates are three times more likely to live in poverty than college graduates, and eight times more likely to depend on public assistance programs

For every female high school student who goes on to attend college, society saves $48,600 over her lifetime. For every African-American male who goes on to finish college instead of dropping out of high school, society saves $294,000.

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