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Labor Market Returns to Community College Student Pathways

Conference: Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) Conference
Date and Time: November 08, 2013 9:45–11:15 AM
Location: Washington, DC

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

Associated Papers


Clive Belfield
Research Affiliate
Community College Research Center
Susan Dynarski
Professor of Education and Public Policy
University of Michigan
Brian Jacob
Researcher, CAPSEE
University of Michigan, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Education Policy
Daniel Kreisman
Assistant Professor
Georgia State University
Vivian Yuen Ting Liu
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Community College Research Center
Madeline Joy Trimble
Data Analyst
Community College Research Center
Di Xu
Research Affiliate
Community College Research Center

Associated Project(s)