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Vol. 92, No. 1 (Posted 2010-01-04)

Community Colleges and Economic Mobility

by Natalia Kolesnikova

This paper examines the role of community colleges in the U.S. higher education system and their advantages and shortcomings. In particular, it discusses the population of community college students and economic returns to community college education for various demographic groups. It offers new evidence on the returns to an associate’s degree.

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