Education Will Pay You Back!

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  • Estimated 90% students remain in Texas and contribute to economic growth
  • Higher student earnings and associated increases generate an annual value of approx. $114.4 million
  • Graduates will generate approx. $288.7 million in added labor income annually in Texas
  • Annually reduces public costs $1.7 billion
  • Annual 16.8% rate of return on educational investment
  • Over working career, will earn $4.40 annually for every $1 invested in ACC education
  • Average annual income at mid-career $41,300 – 35% higher than high school diploma
  • Working lifetime ACC graduate earns $449,000 more than high school graduate
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