Returns to Associate and Bachelor’s Degrees Remain Strong Through Great Recession, New Study Finds

New York, NY (April 1, 2014) — A new CAPSEE study finds that despite the huge growth in unemployment during the years termed the “Great Recession,” students who enrolled in community colleges and completed an associate degree—or who went on to transfer and earn a bachelor’s degree—experienced consistently stronger economic returns and were less likely to be unemployed than community college students who accumulated some college credits but no degree.