DOES THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE EDUCATION AND EARNINGS DIFFER BY RACE?
This thesis examines whether the relationship between community college education and future annual earnings varies by race. The study looks at both the effect of earning community college credentials (completion) and the effect of attending community college without obtaining a degree (attendance). Data from the 2000 follow-up survey of the National Education Longitudinal Survey of 1988 (NELS-88:2000) are analyzed using Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) regression analysis. The results indicate that black students who earned community college credentials experienced larger earnings gains than white students who earned credentials, when compared with their same-race peers who held only high school diplomas. The results also indicate that community college attendance without earning a credential was not associated with annual earnings that were significantly higher than earnings for high school graduates with no community college. This may provide additional justification for investment in promoting community college completion.
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