A Look at Five Key Outcomes in Early Adulthood for Associate Degree Earners
Author(s): Jonathan M. Turk, Ph.D.
Organizational Author(s): American Council on Education Center for Policy Research and Strategy
Exploring early outcomes for recent high school graduates who enroll in community colleges.
Key findings suggest that Compared to students with no postsecondary enrollment history after high school, students who earn an associate degree are more likely to:
- Be employed.
- Earn higher hourly wages.
- Be homeowners.
- Vote in federal, state, and local elections