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A College Education Affects Income More In Idaho Than In Other States

Idaho Statesman

Idahoans with a bachelor’s degree earn close to $32,000 more per year on average than those with only a high school diploma. That’s according to a new study from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

The new study also shows the gap widens around Boise, where people with a bachelor’s degree earn almost $38,000 more. And folks with college educations in Idaho see a higher percentage of income growth than folks in other states. 


Joining Idaho Matters is Michael Petrilli, president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and Terry Ryan, the CEO of Boise-based school choice non-profit Bluum, to talk more about what this means. Bluum supported the study. 


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Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.