Why go to college? Here’s why!

Washington state’s college grads quickly surpass others in earnings

SEATTLE — A new state analysis shows it takes Washington college graduates two years past graduation to start to earn more money than their friends who didn’t go to college and to get on the path toward making up their financial investment.

In the first of what likely will be many studies of the state’s new preschool-to-work education database, state officials are confirming one of the widely accepted beliefs about education: A college degree will boost a person’s earnings.



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