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Community college grads out-earn bachelor’s degree holders


Green River students celebrate their achievements at commencement

Nearly 30 percent of Americans with associate degrees now earn a higher salary than those with bachelor's degrees, a Georgetown University study recently found.

They graduate with less debt, too: According to the College Board, an associate degree costs about $6,262 while a bachelor's degree from a private four-year school can cost more than $150,000.

In fact, research in several states show that community college graduates are paid more at their first job after graduation than grads with four-year degrees.

The bottom line? Community college grads can earn just as much money as a graduate with a four-year degree while avoiding decades of student loan payments.

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