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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 References Save The 2-Year College LOGO HERE Absent the availability of opportunity like that afforded by local communitypostsecondary educational institutions, traditional 2-year college studentsare more likely to be a drain on society rather than contribute to it. Higherlevels of education correlate with higher levels of civic participation, communityservice, voting, and charitable giving. It also brings higher income, more comprehensive health care, better opportunities for their children and more leisure time to spend with their families. Employment Statistics Economics Road to Success All communities reap the benefits of communitycolleges. Students at 2- and 4-year differ substantiallyin almost every measurable dimmension. College graduates have a much lower unemploymentrate than the rest of Americans. Have household incomes of less than $20k (2) Are first-generation college students (3) Are single parents (5) Work full-time jobs (6) U.S. jobs held by workers with at least some postsecondary education (7) 18.9 million jobs created by 2014 that will require some postsecondary education (8) Difference in earnings of peoplewho hold associate degrees (9) Increase in economic growththat results from increasing levelof schooling by one year (10) Are parents or have other dependents (4) 29% 41% 35% 41% 17% 63% 5 - 15% 60% 20 - 30% Student Characteristics Students who start at a two-year institution areforty-five percent more likely to go on to a four-year institution and earn a bachelor's degree. (1) (1) U.S. Department of Education, NCES (2001). BPS:96/01, CCRC, op. cit.(2) U.S. Department of Education, NCES (2006). Profile of Undergraduates in U.S. Postsecondary Education Institutions: 2003-04, p. 91.(3) U.S. Department of Education, NCES (2006), op. cit., p. 107.(4) Ibid, p. 99.(5) Ibid, p. 99.(6) Ibid, p. 13.(7) Carnevale, Anthony P., and Desrochers, Donna M. (2004). "Why Learning? The Value of Higher Education to Society and the Individual," KeepingAmerica's Promise, p. 39. Education Commission of the STates and the League for Innovation in the Community College.(8) Bureau of Labor Statistics, op. cit.(9) Bailey, Kienzl and Marcotte, op. cit.(10) Carneval and Desrochers, op. cit.
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