Does a Degree Pay Off as Well for 1st Generation Students?

"Anxious to begin earning an income, first-generation students accept offers more quicklymake less money and take jobs for which they’re overqualified, various research shows; a smaller proportion of first-generation graduates with bachelor’s degrees have jobs that require them, one year after finishing college, than their classmates, according to NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. First-generation college graduates earn substantially less, 10 years after receiving a degree, than their classmates whose parents also finished college, research by scholars at North Carolina State and Duke universities found." Continue reading the Hechinger Report here.

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