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September 2, 2011
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Early Learning   

On Wednesday, August 31, Dr. Adrienne O'Neill attended the Ohio Business Roundtable's Early Learning Task Force and Annual Meeting in Cincinnati (www.ohiomeansbusiness


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Stark's College Payoff The College Payoff

The release of the report comes as some experts are asking if the rising cost of college has created a higher education bubble.
- The College Payoff


A new publication by Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce and the Lumina Foundation confirms that a college degree is critical for economic opportunity.


Looking at national figures, The College Payoff: Education, Occupations, Lifetime Earnings[1] found that education still adds significantly to an individual's earning power. Does the same hold true for Stark County?


Using the same methodology in examining U.S. Census figures[2] as The College Payoff, median lifetime earnings in 2009 dollars for Stark Countians by level of education are as follows.


Stark County Median Lifetime Earnings by Education Level 




[2] Based on U.S. Census American Community Survey 2007-09 Three Year Estimates:  

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