Educational Attainment

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Introduction:
Since a significant shift in the industrial design of our country, education has become one of the key determining factors in determining economic success. As the country has merged into a global economy the competition for work and the training or skills required to perform certain duties has made higher education a necessary professional step. While, there are popular stories of self-made individuals or entrepreneurs navigating their own paths of success, it does not significantly counter the commonly held, and just, belief that college is the trusted path of reaching a level of prosperity.
Along those lines, a recent report from the US Census Bureau stated that ”a college master's degree is worth $1.3 million more in lifetime earnings than a high school diploma.” More so, in a similar report entitled”The Big Payoff: Educational Attainment and Synthetic Estimates of Work-Life Earnings,” the authors, using Census data, state that ” over an adult's working life, high school graduates can expect, on average, to earn $1.2 million; those with a bachelor's degree, $2.1 million; and people with a master's degree, $2.5 million.” These messages of earnings and potential earnings have seemingly become a modern day “Just Say No” campaign for students (“Just Say No” representing the popular slogan for drug free education introduced to elementary and middle school aged children). More so, that message has succeeded in immersing into broader societal held beliefs.
However, while the assumptions concerning the importance of college hold true, there are still questions concerning the factors that contribute to collegiate access. Specifically, for the scope of the research conducted, does the education levels of a student’s parents impact their likelihood to attend college. With the mass dissemination of statistics, messages, and pressure from both society…...

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