The labor market returns to a community college education for non-completing students

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Author: Bahr, Peter Riley


In this study, the author uses data from California to estimate the returns to a community college education for students who do not complete postsecondary credentials. The author finds strong, positive returns to completed credits in career and technical education (CTE) fields that are closely linked to employment sectors that are not credential-intensive, such as public safety, skilled blue collar trade and technical work, and accounting and bookkeeping, among others. In these sectors, students are able to convert the human capital acquired in their coursework into returns that far...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Outcomes; Students; Skills and knowledge; Providers of education and training; Demographics

Keywords: Return on education and training; Employability; Community college; Student behaviour; Skill sets; Education work relationship

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: New York, New York: Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment, 2016

Physical description: 33 p.

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Resource type: Working paper

Call number: TD/TNC 127.230

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