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Report: First-Year Earnings Vary by Degree Program

College graduates with an associate’s degree in nursing from Santa Rosa Junior College in California make more money than graduates from some programs at Harvard University, a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce shows.

The report uses data from the Department of Education’s College Scorecard to examine the differences in first-year earnings for college graduates from a variety of degree programs and with different levels of education.

Workers with more education still make more money on average in their first year of work than others, although the report found significant overlap in median earnings across levels of education.

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