Go to college financially benefits low-income students, but less than colleagues who do not have low incomes, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center in Education and Labor Force. And the return on investment, the amount earned with less time, the total cost of attending college, can vary significantly for low-income students based on the types of institutions they attend.

The report, published today, noted that the average return on investment for low-income students is $ 756,000 for 40 years, lower than the average return of $ 822,000 for all students. The findings of the report include students who graduated and those who left the university before graduating.

Family students with a family income of $ 30,000 or less generally earn less time than their colleagues through public and private institutions. -In part because they graduate at lower rates and tend to win lower salaries as adults, the report points out.

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    "In general ... less go to college and less graduates from the University," said Martin Van der Werf, author of the report and the associate director of the Center Editorial and Postsecondaria. . "Then, if they do not have the credentials, low-income people usually can not earn more, what we do in all literature are generations tend not to change too much. Someone who grows up in a low-income family has a greater chance of Be a low-income person. "

    However, he pointed out that these explanations are" generalizations "and vary for individual students.

    Robert Kelchen, professor of education and head of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, also noted that sometimes low-income students stayed away from the greater more lucrative And they consume a lot of time, such as engineering, because they have jobs and other responsibilities. Students may also lack "social capital" or professional networks to connect them to well-paid jobs when they graduate. googleg.cmd.push (function () googleg.display ("dfp-ad-article_in_article");)

    Medium annual earnings for low-income students are lower than those of families students Rich 10 years after enrolling in college, according to the report. In all institutions, the six-year graduation rate for the recipients of Federal-Federal Federal Financial Aid for low-income students, is 43.7 percent, compared to the rate of general graduation of 47.5 percent.

    However, some types of institutions offer better yields than others. Low-income students accumulate larger earnings over time, less their university expenses, when they attend public universities that offer four-year titles due to relatively low costs to attend these institutions. For low-income students who attended public institutions, the return on investment for 40 years is $ 951,000, around $ 88,000 more than if they attended a private non-profit institution.

    Maine Maritime Academy had the greatest return on investment for low-income students, $ 2.2 million, between four-year public institutions.

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