Is being smart enough to get into college as good as going?

Is being smart enough to get into college as good as going?

Reported by Education Dive, this is a common misconception – that those who attend college earn more than those who don’t because they have the intellectual advantage that enabled them to get in.

But a new paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research tells a different story. Comparing students from Georgia who barely met the standardized test threshold for admittance and attended the University System of Georgia vs. those who didn’t, and we see a 20% increase in household income by age 30 for the college attenders.

The takeaway? College matters, it’s worth funding, and it’s worth fighting for.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.