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Why College? A look back at the 70's.

The 1970’s vs. today -- Anthony Carnevale, a Research Professor and Director of the Global Institute on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University shares with us a few interesting facts from a recent issue of Change Magazine.
  • In 1973, 28 percent of prime-age workers had any postsecondary education. Today, 59 percent have some postsecondary education.
  • In 1973, 38 percent of office workers had some kind of postsecondary education. Today, 69 percent of them do.
  • In the 1970’s, less that one-half of all education and health-care jobs required some college. Today, three-quarters do with more than 52 percent requiring baccalaureate or graduate degrees.
  • In 1973, 63 percent of technology workers had at least some college; now 86 percent do.
  • In 1973, only 12 percent of workers in manufacturing had any college. That proportion is now more than 36 percent.

Whether it's measured in hourly pay or annual salary, college graduates earn more!

Here’s a more in-depth look at why higher education pays!

Federal funds have been allocated for the TRiO Educational Opportunity Center program. 100% of this project is financed through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

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