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COMPLETION MATTERS

 

Students completing a degree or credential at a community college will receive

$4.80 In Future Income

for every $1.00 he or she spends on education

17.8% return on investment

 

 

(Source: AAAC Where Value Meets Values: The Economic Impact of Community Colleges)

 


 

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE BY EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

 

11%

Less than a high school diploma

7.5%

High school diploma

7%

Some college, no degree

5.4%

Associate's degree

4%

Bachelor's degree

 

 

(Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey, 2013.)

 


 

MEDIAN ANNUAL EARNINGS

$68,190

Jobs requiring a bachelor's degree

$58,240

Jobs requiring a associate's degree

$35,580

Jobs requiring a high school diploma or equivalent

 

 

(Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics survey and Employment Projections program)

 


 

39.1%

first-time college students who enroll in a community college earn a credential from a twoor four- year institution within six years.

 

 

(Source: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, Shapiro & Dundar, 2014.)

 


 

A student who completes an associate degree will earn on average

$5,400

more than a dropout each year.

 

 

(Source: Bailey & Belfield, 2015