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Community colleges: not so junior anymore


  • Natalia A. Kolesnikova
  • Luke M. Shimek


Nearly half of all undergraduates in the U.S. are attending community colleges. Such colleges are cheaper, closer to home-and much more varied in their offerings than ever before. At some, you can even get a bachelor's degree.

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  • Natalia A. Kolesnikova & Luke M. Shimek, 2008. "Community colleges: not so junior anymore," The Regional Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue Oct, pages 6-11.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedlre:y:2008:i:oct:p:6-11

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    1. Duane E. Leigh & Andrew M. Gill, 1997. "Labor Market Returns to Community Colleges: Evidence for Returning Adults," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 32(2), pages 334-353.
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    1. Natalia A. Kolesnikova, 2010. "Community colleges and economic mobility," Review, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue Jan, pages 27-54.

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