Trends in Higher Education

Education Pays

The Education Pays report documents differences in the earnings and employment patterns of U.S. adults with different levels of education. It also examines the persistent disparities across different socioeconomic groups in college participation and completion.

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Areas of focus in this report include earnings and employment, health-related behaviors, reliance on public assistance, civic participation, and social mobility.

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Four young adult students, each carrying a backpack, walking down a university hallway together with their backs toward the camera.