Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2009

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

First Advisor

Frankie S. Laanan

Second Advisor

Larry H. Ebbers

Abstract

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.

Copyright Owner

Kenneth Joseph Maguire

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-29

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

166 pages

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