If you think a four-year university will get you a higher salary than a community college, think again.

According to a study done by College Measures, graduates who earn associate's degrees often earn more during their first year out of college than graduates from four-year schools. This study proves that even if students attend a highly acclaimed four-year school, they might not make as much money as students from community colleges based on what they choose to major in.

For example, the study found that those who graduated in Texas with a technical associate's degree earned more in their first year than those with four-year degrees. Also, the study found that those with technology, engineering and math degrees earned more than other majors.

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