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    Fast Facts

    There are 74.9 million enrolled students in the United States, from nursery school to college.

    About 65 percent of the nations graduating high school class goes directly to college.

    37 percent of college students are over the age of 25. 56 percent of them attend school part-time.

    1-in-3 undergraduates are attending two-year institutions.

    There are 6.5 million teachers in the United States. 2.6 million of them teach at the elementary and middle school level.

    The average annual earnings of workers with an advanced degree, $74.602, bachelors degree, $51,206, high school diploma, $27,915, and without a high school diploma, $18,734

    The average starting salary offered to bachelor’s degree candidates in petroleum engineering, among the highest of any field of study, $55,987. At the other end of the spectrum those majoring in social sciences are offered an average of $29,098.

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