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College degree is costly, but it pays off over time

Higher education is expensive, challenging, and time consuming, but ultimately it’s an investment that pays off in today’s knowledge-based economy.

On average, those with bachelor’s degrees or higher earn more and enjoy far more job security than workers with only high school or even associate’s degrees, according to several national and local studies. And the demand for highly educated workers is only expected to grow in coming years as US and Massachusetts companies increasingly demand brains over brawn when it comes to job skills, economists and other workforce experts say.

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