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Top 10 benefits of a college degree

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College is expensive, but the costs of not going are even higher.
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1. Increased earning potential

Everyone knows the price of a college degree, but fewer know the price of not getting one: $22K a year.

In 2008, median earnings of college graduates were $55,700, which was $21,900 more than the median earnings of high school graduates who hadn’t attended college.

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