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Labor Market Returns for Community College Credentials

What is the economic value of a community college credential, and how do employers perceive students who hold these credentials? CCRC conducts analyses of the economic benefits of a community college education.


Latest Publications

APRIL 2017
Labor Market Trajectories for Community College Graduates: New Evidence Spanning the Great Recession (A CAPSEE Working Paper)
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APRIL 2017
Model Specifications for Estimating Labor Market Returns to Associate Degrees: How Robust Are Fixed Effects Estimates? (A CAPSEE Working Paper)
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MARCH 2017
The Labor Market Returns to Sub-Baccalaureate College: A Review (A CAPSEE Working Paper)
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JANUARY 2017
Estimating Returns to College Attainment: Comparing Survey and State Administrative Data Based Estimates (A CAPSEE Working Paper)
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JANUARY 2017
Nonpecuniary Returns to Postsecondary Education: Examining Early Non-Wage Labor Market Outcomes Among College-Goers in the United States (A CAPSEE Working Paper)
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DECEMBER 2016
Labor Market Outcomes and Postsecondary Accountability: Are Imperfect Metrics Better Than None? (NBER Working Paper No. 22880)
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OCTOBER 2016
Understanding the Relative Value of Alternative Pathways in Postsecondary Education: Evidence From the State of Virginia
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JUNE 2016
Classifying STEM Programs in Community Colleges to Develop a State-Level Middle-Skill STEM Workforce Strategy (A CAPSEE Working Paper)
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