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Tuition, room and board at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va., costs $45,000 a year. Parker Michels-Boyce/Randolph College hide caption

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Dental students use practice dummies Aug. 27 in a newly renovated section of Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, Mich. Health care is one field for which a recent study found that a community college degree produced a strong financial return. Zach Gibson/MLive.com/Landov hide caption

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