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The Economic Impact of Community Colleges  |  CHAPTER 4

Exhibit 4-7

Expected Lifetime Earnings Relative to High School Graduates, by Educational Level

(Lifetime Earnings of a High School Graduate = 1.00)

Education Ratio Lifetime Earnings
< Grade 9 0.66 $522,660
Grades 9-12 0.77 $609,630
High School Degree 1.00 $795,150
Some College 1.17 $931,620
Associate Degree 1.32 $1,050,270
Bachelor's Degree 1.63 $1,294,290
Master's Degree 1.98 $1,571,700
Professional Degree 3.11 $2,474,190
Doctorate Degree 2.67 $2,125,590

Source: U.S. Census Bureau.

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