Community Colleges and the Equity Agenda: What the Record Shows

Bailey, Thomas R.; Jacobs, James; Jenkins, Paul Davis; Leinbach, D. Timothy

This paper presents national data on the economic returns to postsecondary education for African-Americans and Hispanics and the performance of community colleges and other postsecondary institutions in expanding access to opportunity by minority students. The conclusion raises questions unanswered by an analysis of national data. These questions are the focus of a major new research program recently launched by the Community College Research Center on “Community Colleges and Minority Degree Attainment.”


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Community College Research Center
Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University
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April 3, 2014