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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

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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JUNE 2016
Does Developmental Education Improve Labor Market Outcomes? Evidence From Two States
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JANUARY 2016
Examining the Earnings Trajectories of Community College Students Using a Piecewise Growth Curve Modeling Approach
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DECEMBER 2015
What About Certificates? Evidence on the Labor Market Returns to Non-Degree Community College Awards in Two States
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