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Alright, I’d like to start out with a show of hands; who here plans on graduating college? Colby, put your hand down, your not fooling anyone. As for the rest of you my purpose here today is to inform you of the sociological and individual benefits of attaining a higher education. According to a study, from my sociology textbook, on the educational achievements in the United States; we as college students are the minority. In 2007 only 28% of the population had graduated from college. This percentage seems low but take into consideration that forty years ago only 11% of the U.S. had graduated from college. What effect would a higher percentage of graduates have on U.S. society today? More educated individuals would be beneficial to society because college graduates are less likely to live in poverty, which indirectly results in diminishing crime rates. Individuals with degrees are more active in the community and are typically healthier than those without. Scholars at centers of higher education inspire both tradition on campus and cultural innovation world wide.
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According to Education Pays , and online article I found, college graduates are less likely to live in poverty due to their investment in their education. Graduates, with a four year degree, tend to make two to three times as much as those without a degree. This helps society through progressive taxation, from an economic standpoint, if an individual makes more money, they will pay a higher percentage of taxes. The following is a chart of median earnings and taxes paid on those
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2011 for the course COMM 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Boise State.

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