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Community College Growth Opportunities: Untapped Potential in America’s Heartland?

Over 1,100 two year public institutions have been established in the United States which enroll almost two-fifths of all students in post-secondary education. However, some parts of the country may not be adequately served by these educational institutions despite demand and supply indicators that indicate future growth potential in the sub-baccalaureate educational market. This paper examines the geographical, demographic, and economic characteristics of counties which host community colleges. It finds that community college access is uneven. A multiple regression analysis reveals several correlates with community college location and identifies counties where opportunities may exist to “seed†additional community colleges.

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Paper provided by Center for Economic and Policy Studies in its series Working Papers with number 2007-01.

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Length: 34
Date of creation: 20 Aug 2007
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Publication status: published
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