Community colleges and economic mobility

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Natalia A. Kolesnikova;
  • Subject: Community colleges ; Education
    acm: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION

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 demogra... View more
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