Students From Low-Income Households Do Not See The Same Value In A College Degree

College graduates that come from low-earning households when entering school have a lower earning potential post-graduation. The median pay for respondents whose household income was in the bottom 25 percent of the income distribution (self-reported) when they attended college is $55,300. The median pay increases to $62,900 for respondents whose household was in the middle 50 percent of the income distribution. Respondents whose household income was in the top 25 percent have the highest earning potential post-graduation with a median pay of $69,300.

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