Study Fills Void on Wage Data for Community College Grads

Research by Professor Ann Huff Stevens and Ph.D. candidate Michel Grosz from economics and Michal Kurlaender from the School of Education mentioned in Diverse Education.

Many career technical education programs show “substantial, positive earnings effects,” but a more granular look at the programs — and the characteristics and motives of students who enroll in them — is needed in order to determine which programs yield the best results.

The paper — written by UC Davis economics professors Ann Huff Stevens and Michel Grosz, and UC Davis education professor Michal Kurlaender — comes at a time when increased emphasis is being placed on community colleges — á la the Obama administration’s proposal to make community college free.

Read more at Diverse Education.