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Labor Market Outcomes of Community Colleges

In 2008, the Heldrich Center calculated employment outcomes for individuals in credit-granting programs at New Jersey’s 19 community colleges for the period from 2002 through 2006 using two existing administrative datasets. This project provided, for the first time, comprehensive information on the employment experiences of both community college graduates as well as the outcomes of those students who attend the colleges — and earn credits — but exit before earning a degree. The Heldrich Center calculated the employment rates of all community college programs for the eighth quarter after student exit, average earnings after exit from college, and retention in employment. For adult students, the Heldrich Center also calculated changes in earnings from before enrollment in the colleges and after exit. This analysis is summarized in the brief, Determining the Employment and Higher Education Outcomes of New Jersey’s County Colleges. (Funded by a grant from the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education)

Topic: 
Education & Training
U.S. Labor Market & Industry
Funded By: 
ew Jersey Commission on Higher Education
Status: 
Completed
Keywords: 
employment outcomes
community college
county college
New Jersey
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