In this CAPSEE session, researchers presented a set of studies that use longitudinal course transcript data tied to wage records from four states to estimate the labor market returns to various community college pathways, including short- and long-term certificates, associate degrees, and transfer to the private sector and to four-year schools.
This session included the following presentations:
- Estimating the Returns to Short-Term and Long-Term Certificates
- The Returns to Course Credits, Certificates, and Degrees: Evidence from Michigan's Community Colleges
- The Labor Market Returns to For-Profit Education: Evidence From Students Who Started in Community College