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If You Go To College, You’ll Live Seven Years Longer?

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A new study says that going to college may add seven years to your life.

Here’s an excerpt from a blog post at The Center For Public Education:

…earning a college degree can do more than increase your bank account. According to a new study, a college degree can also add years to your life. The study found the mortality gap between males with and without a college degree rose 21 percentage points between 1971 and 2000. So in 2000, a 25 year-old male with a college degree would expect to live 7 years longer than a similar person with less education.

I’m adding this info to The Best Resources For Showing Students Why They Should Continue Their Academic Career.

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