The Earnings of Community College Graduates in California

By: Peter Riley Bahr | December 2016

This paper draws on longitudinal data for 1.1 million students in California to estimate the effects of community college credentials on students’ earnings, as compared with students who are not awarded a credential.

Performance Standards in Need-Based Student Aid

By: Judith Scott-Clayton & Lauren Schudde | December 2016

This paper illustrates student responses to Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements as well as the tradeoffs faced by a social planner weighing whether to set performance standards in the context of need-based aid.