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Education: Higher Education

  • By: Damara Goff Paris & Gabriel A. Martin
  • In: The SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia
  • Edited by: Genie Gertz & Patrick Boudreault
  • Subject:Physical Disabilities, Otorhinolaryngology (Ears, Nose, & Throat)

In general, attendance in higher education and the value placed on college degrees has increased each year. The sentiment of those living in the United States and many parts of the world is an expectation that a college degree will advance the success of the graduate within all aspects of life. It is a well known fact that college graduates earn more than those without a college degree, and rate their overall happiness as higher than adults without a college degree. The attainment of higher education degrees has a largely positive effect on the Deaf community, with an estimated 25,000 deaf college students attending colleges and universities annually. The advent of the Deaf President Now (DPN) along with increased awareness of American Sign Language ...

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