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Community college programs drive higher incomes
Policy Brief from the Center for Poverty Research is featured in the Davis Enterprise

Davis Enterprise, November 6, 2015

Community college programs in career and technical education — especially in health professions — lead to significant financial returns, especially for women, according to a new policy brief by the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research.

The policy brief summarizes a new study that measured how much a California community college degree, or certificate in the six largest career and technical education disciplines, increased income. The researchers found that on average, an associate’s degree in these fields increased earnings by 33 percent, and shorter-term certificates raised earnings by up to 27 percent.

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