By: Valerie Lundy-Wagner & Eric W. Chan | June 2016
This paper provides a classification scheme for sub-baccalaureate STEM programs and, using data from Virginia, analyzes short-term earnings returns to community college STEM credentials.
By: Vivian Yuen Ting Liu | June 2016
This paper examines the effects of four-year to two-year college transfer on “struggling” students, or those who earned less than a 3.0 grade point average in the first term.
By: Michael Dunn & Arne L. Kalleberg | May 2016
This paper examines whether students attending career-focused community colleges have better labor market outcomes than students attending comprehensive or academic-focused community colleges.
By: Clive Belfield | November 2015
This paper examines the returns to education for large numbers of young workers in Arkansas over the period before, during, and after the Great Recession.
By: Clive Belfield | October 2015
This paper examines the returns to math courses relative to returns in other courses for students who started their postsecondary education at community college.
By: Michelle Van Noy | September 2015
This study examines student outcomes at six community colleges in North Carolina that had co-located American Job Centers on their campuses.
By: Mark Wiederspan | July 2015
This paper investigates the student-level impacts associated with the decision of community colleges to opt out of the Stafford loan program.
By: Ann Stevens, Michal Kurlaender, & Michel Grosz | May 2015
This paper estimates the earnings returns to vocational, or career-technical, education programs in California Community Colleges, the nation’s largest community college system.
By: Shanna Smith Jaggars & Di Xu | April 2015
This paper introduces a piecewise growth approach to analyzing labor market outcomes of students, and it discusses how insights gained from the approach can be used to strengthen econometric analyses of labor market returns. A version of this paper is available in the Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness.
By: Peter Riley Bahr, Susan Dynarski, Brian Jacob, Daniel Kreisman, Alfredo Sosa, & Mark Wiederspan | March 2015
This paper examines the relative labor market gains experienced by first-time college students who enrolled in five community colleges in Michigan in 2003 and 2004.