Community College Completion Will Pay Off

  According to the Department of Labor jobs for community college graduates will grow at double the national average over the next decade. This is faster job growth than for 4 year graduates. Some fields like computer support, nursing, and green jobs are examples of this trend for community colleges. But community college completion rates are low- around 25 to 35% , so it is unclear whether the supply of graduates will materalize. Their are waitng lists for courses in many 2 year colleges ,along with student aid cutbacks. Student services are being slashed, and financial incentives encourage colleges to enroll students but not completion.

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