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Study: Angelenos With College Degrees Make A Whopping 64 Percent More

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No surprise that people with college degrees make more than those without, but in L.A., they make a mind boggling 64 percent more.

That's according to a Brookings Institution study presented today at USC as part of the Microsoft LA YouthSpark Connections conference, City News Service reports.

The study also found that 32 percent of adult Angelenos have college degrees, outpacing the national average - and that two-thirds of people in L.A. earned their degrees somewhere else.

In a city where failing public schools and vast poverty plague those that grow up here, it's a stark reminder of the fissure in L.A. between the haves and have-nots.