Higher educational attainment often means higher earnings potential

In Cuyahoga County, 58% of young adults living in the suburbs have attended at least some college, compared to 45% of young adults in Cleveland. An individual with a bachelor’s degree can expect to earn nearly $1 million more over the course of their career.

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Earning potential assumes a 40-year career after graduation and considers the difference in median wages for various levels of educational attainment. $22,784 per year x 40 years = $911,360.

Source(s):
U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey, 2018 1-year estimates