Report: Public College Grads in Trades Earn More

The for-profit college sector often markets itself as the most efficient route for students looking to use higher education to skill up and get a better paying job. But data released by the Department of Education Thursday indicates that these students are likely better off attending a public school.

The mean salary of graduates of public undergraduate college programs that teach a trade, like auto mechanics or medical coding, is $9,000 more than that of graduates of for-profit trade programs offered at the undergraduate level, the data shows.

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