Attaining a college diploma, especially a bachelor’s degree, has a large effect on the average worker’s labor market earnings. Largely as a result, many young Americans enroll in college – in 2-year or 4-year programs, in the public and private sectors, and in for-profit or not-for-profit schools. But completion rates are not high among American college students, especially among such disadvantaged groups as minorities and the poor. Low achievers in high school also have low completion rates.
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