The Economic Benefits of Pre-baccalaureate College: What Can We Learn from W. Norton Grubb?

The NCTN Research to Practice Briefs are designed to disseminate emerging college transition research from a variety of sources in a user-friendly format.

Postsecondary education offers a variety of important benefits for the adult student, but higher income or earning power is not always one of them. Professor W. Norton Grubb, of the University of California at Berkeley, has focused on the economic benefits of community college education by examining research data sets at the national, state, and local levels. This Research to Practice Brief summarizes some of the key points of his investigation, information that may be especially helpful for counselors in their work with adult students considering college. 2006.

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