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*By the end of this decade, there will be a shortage of 1.5 million college graduates in high-paying, high-skill jobs. Source

*A high school graduate can expect to make 50% more than a non-graduate.

*What are you telling your kids? 86% of teens say their parents are their main source of money education. Source

*Brown University tuition history: 1770: $17 per year, 1870: $75 per year, 1928: $400 per year, 1960: $1,400 per year, 2010-11: $39,928.00

*The average student in 2008 graduated with twice the debt as a student in 1996, from $12,750 to $23,200. Source

*Women now enroll in greater numbers than men in both undergraduate and graduate institutions. Source

*Women age 25–34 are now more likely than men of that age group to have attained a college degree, reversing the norm of 40 years ago.

*94% of parents expect their child to go to college. Source

*57% of Americans say colleges fail to provide students with good value for money spent. What do you think? Source

*75% of public says college too expensive for most Americans to afford. Source

*Most young adults in this country still do not attend a four-year college. Why? Source

*75% of parents say college is too expensive for most Americans to afford. Source

*86% of college graduates say their schooling has been a good investment. Source

*Adults with a college degree believe they earn $20,000 a year more because of it. Source

*A typical college graduate earns an estimated $650,000 more over a work life than a high school graduate Source

*48% of students who took out loans and are no longer in college say repaying the debt has made it harder to get by. Source

*71% of adults say it's harder for today's young people to pay for college than it was for their parents' generation. Source

*82% of all adults say it's harder for young people to find a job than it was for their parents' generation. Source

*In 2007, 15% of families had outstanding student loan obligations, up from 9% in 1989. Source

*Paying for college, and finding a job after graduation, has made times tougher for today's young adults. Source

*High school dropouts are more likely to commit crimes, abuse drugs and alcohol, become teenage parents, live in poverty and commit suicide. Source

*Each year nearly four million kids begin ninth grade. Nearly 1 million of them don’t make it to graduation. That’s nearly one out of every four students fail to graduate. Source

*A fifth of schools identified by the U.S. Department of Education are identified as “dropout factories,” where no more than 50% of students graduate. Source

*The single biggest reason why girls drop out of school is pregnancy. Source

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