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Report: Young Adults See Decline in Economic Well Being. Is Education the Answer?

Young Couple With BillsAccording to a recent report from Pew Research Center Publications, young adults have seen a decline in their economic well-being in the past 25 years. Senior citizens are working longer and putting off retirement making it even harder for young adults to find jobs. Add in huge debt from student loans, and it’s no wonder young adults are unable to accumulate any real income or savings.

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Report: Average Salary for 2011 Graduates Rises

Business Man Handing MoneyIn a sluggish economy, any hint of a silver lining is a welcome one. Today, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) released their Fall Salary Survey for 2011. The report reveals that the salary for college graduates in 2011 has risen 6% since last year. The salaries varied based on majors, but the average has gone from $48,288 in 2010 to $51,171 in 2011.

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Report: College Dropouts Cost Government Billions

Money Down DrainEarlier this week, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) released a report revealing that an alarming number of students did not finishing their college education. The findings, which focused on one year and one graduating class, concluded that close to 50% of students who entered college did not graduate within six years.

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