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Which students are making the biggest gains?

Students are making more money than ever, with the average student earning about $65,000 annually, according to the latest data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). 

The average earnings for students aged 15 to 24 are $49,800 a year, up from $45,000 in 2010, according the NCES. 

In the same time, the number of students earning at least $50,000 has more than doubled, rising from 14,000 to 35,000. 

But the biggest winners are graduates who earn $200,000 or more. 

For every $10,000 earned by a student, they earned $2,000, according NCES data. 

These are the top 10 earning graduates in 2017, with graduates earning $200K a year or more, according a NCES analysis of NCES records. 

Below are the NCE’s Top 10 earning students.

The numbers have been adjusted to take into account the growth in the number and income of the graduating classes over the last decade.1.

The average student earns about $35,000 a year: A graduate earning $35K a-year, the NCLEs report shows.2.

The number of graduates with $200M or more in earnings has more or less tripled: The average income for a graduating student is $70,000 per year.3.

The total number of earning students is up about 20 percent from 2010: In 2010, there were about 21,000 students graduating with $100K or more of earnings, the report shows, up to 24,000 today.4.

The median earnings of graduating students has grown by over $30,000: Median earnings for graduates with a bachelor’s degree is now $85,000 and a graduate of a master’s degree $109,000 with the median annual income of $250,000 as of 2017.5.

The percentage of students making more than $200k per year has grown significantly: The percentage with a college degree is about 40 percent and the percentage with an advanced degree is almost 50 percent.6.

The rate of growth in graduates with an income of more than the $200 million is increasing: The growth in students earning more than that has increased from a low of 3 percent in 2010 to a high of 19 percent in 2017.7.

The amount of student debt has increased dramatically over the past decade: About $50 billion in student loans has been outstanding, and another $30 billion is owed.8.

The proportion of students with student loans outstanding has doubled since 2010: According to the NCBE, student debt now accounts for 27 percent of total student debt.9.

The percent of graduates who are receiving a bachelor degree has grown from 7 percent to 15 percent: The rate at which students graduate with a master degree is up from 6 percent to 11 percent, and the rate at a graduate with an associate’s degree from 6 to 9 percent.10.

The share of graduates earning at or above $100,000 an-year is up slightly from last year: About 17 percent of graduating student earnings were over $100 million in 2017 compared to about 21 percent last year.

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