Is making more money in a prior similar position relevant for negotiating job salary?

I recently graduated college with a bachelors in accounting. I worked as an accounting intern for my last year of school and I made $21 per hour. This position ended when I graduated in December.

I have an interview for an accounting specialist position. Their range is $17-$25 per hour. This seems to be within the range for my state.

I am hoping to be close to $50k annually, but that puts me at the top of their range. The position requires 1-3 years experience and a 2 year degree. I only have 1 year experience but I have a 4 year degree, and that’s really my only leverage besides the fact I was making $21 an hour in a similar position without my degree. Is that even relevant?