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ERIC Number: ED526357
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 56
Abstractor: ERIC
Education Pays, 2010: The Benefits of Higher Education for Individuals and Society. Trends in Higher Education Series
Baum, Sandy; Ma, Jennifer; Payea, Kathleen
College Board Advocacy & Policy Center
Students who attend institutions of higher education obtain a wide range of personal, financial, and other lifelong benefits; likewise, taxpayers and society as a whole derive a multitude of direct and indirect benefits when citizens have access to postsecondary education. Accordingly, uneven rates of participation in higher education across different segments of U.S. society should be a matter of urgent concern not only to the individuals directly affected, but also to public policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels. This report presents detailed evidence of the private and public benefits of higher education. It also sheds light on the distribution of these benefits by examining both the increases and the persistent disparities in college participation and completion. (Contains 48 figures.) [For related reports, see "Trends in Student Aid, 2011. Trends in Higher Education Series" (ED526356) and "Trends in College Pricing, 2011. Trends in Higher Education Series" (ED526358).]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Board Advocacy & Policy Center
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
IES Cited: ED506465; ED557072