All About Education in America

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  • Jump Start on College Courses
  • What Is the Cost of College?
  • How Can I Get Financial Help?
  • After Investing in College, How Many Will Graduate?
  • Are the Costs of College Worth It?
  • Facts and Figures on the Nation's School System
  • How Many Students Are There?
  • Who Is Teaching Them?
  • How Much Is Spent on Education
  • What Are Students Being Taught?
  • Dressed for Success
  • How Safe Is My Child?

Are the Costs of College Worth It?

The Census Bureau reported that adults with a bachelor's degree or more earned an average $81,761 in 2011, those with high school degrees or GEDs earned an average $40,634. The average wages for workers who didn't finish ninth grade was $26,545.

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