What's the value of an associate's degree?: the return on investment for graduates and taxpayers


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Author: Alva, Jorge Klor de; Schneider, Mark


Given the high cost associated with earning a degree - and its frequently accompanying debt burden - students, parents, policymakers, and the media are questioning the value of higher education. For this report, the authors investigated one aspect of the value of higher education by looking at the labor market success of students who have graduated with an associate's degree from a community college as their highest academic credential. Analyzing data from the US Department of Education supplemented by data from PayScale, Inc. - a company that collects and analyzes salary and career data...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Students; Higher education; Providers of education and training; Finance; Outcomes; Qualifications; Income

Keywords: Graduates; Community college; Return on education and training; Outcomes of education and training; Taxation

Geographic subjects: North America; United States

Published: San Francisco, California: Nexus Research and Policy Center, 2013

Physical description: v, 52 p.

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Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 116.1328

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