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Seattle Weekly: Don't Brood: It Still Pays to Go to College

The recession and high national unemployment rates make life after college look worse than college itself, often leaving new graduates overqualified and underemployed.


But a new study by the Pew Charitable Trust's Economic Mobility Project would seem to dispel that skepticism, and confirm what high school counselors have been saying all along: It pays to go to college.

The report, based off a 2003-2011 Current Population Survey, says recent college grads age 21 through 24 experienced higher employment rates than their counterparts with high school and associate's degrees.

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