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The cost of a college diploma

Posted at: 01/31/2013 6:43 AM

A study by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity finds that nearly half of recent college graduates are working in jobs that don't require a college diploma.
 
According to the findings, about 48-percent of college students who graduated in 2010 are in positions that don't need a bachelor's degree, while 38-percent are working in gigs that don't require even a high school diploma.
 
It’s a sobering statistic for young people heading into the workplace, especially those saddled with thousands of dollars in student loans.
 
The prospects are brighter for those who went to well-regarded private colleges, who on average make more than graduates of state universities.