Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Frankie S. Laanan
Larry H. Ebbers
The economic impact of community colleges has become an important factor at both state and national levels. The purpose of this study was to identify and understand specific factors such as gender, age, degree attainment and annual gain in earnings that influence fifth-year post-college earnings of Iowa community college students in career and technical education in selected national career clusters. This study analyzed the predictive power of community college students' background characteristics and their highest award attained to their fifth-year annual earnings.
Existing data sets were matched to capture information on students' education and earnings. These data sets were: Iowa Department of Education's Management Information System (MIS), Iowa Workforce Development's Unemployment Insurance (UI) records, and the National Student Clearinghouse.
Kenneth Joseph Maguire
Maguire, Kenneth Joseph, "Post-college earnings of Iowa community college career and technical education students: Analysis of selected career clusters" (2009). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 10608.