The Impact of Community Colleges with Bachelor’s Programs

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People who earned a bachelor’s degree at Florida community colleges were making about $10,000 more annually than their peers who received associate degrees in similar fields four quarters after graduating, according to a new analysis from New America, a left-leaning think tank.

The share of bachelor’s degree recipients who were Black, White, Asian-American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander closely mirrored that of Florida’s population, though Latinx students were underrepresented. They were also more likely to be older than their peers at state universities.

The analysis sheds light on the labor market outcomes other states can expect from allowing community colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees.

New America’s analysis suggests bachelor’s degrees from community colleges can help graduates land jobs and earn higher wages, but it also found disparities. Latinx graduates in health professions earned at least $16,000 more annually than their Black and White peers, while Black graduates in early childhood education outearned these two groups.

And in four out of five fields studied, men earned more than women at the associate and bachelor’s degree level. In health…



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