Capital CC On List Of Two-Year Institutions Where Grads Earn Higher Salaries

Homeroom, the official blog of the U.S. Department of Education, has cited Capital Community College as one of 45 institutions across the country where graduates can expect higher career earnings.

In a recent blog post  the Education Department based the list on median earnings of graduates 10 years after graduation from public and private schools. “This list includes only predominantly two-year-degree-granting public schools with higher median positive earnings 10 years after beginning at the school than the median earnings for all predominantly two-year-degree-granting schools, reported the Homeroom Blog. “Only the predominantly two-year-degree-granting public school with the highest median positive earnings in each state is shown in the list.”

Capital’s inclusion on a list of institutions where graduates can expect career-track employment and earnings supports earlier economic  analyses conducted by the CT community college system.

According to a 2008 study (“The Economic Impact of Capital Community College” by Henry M. Robison and Kjell A. Christophersen) economists that found associate degree graduates “see an increase in income of $487,700 over the course of a working lifetime compared to individuals with high school diplomas. “The same study found aggregate higher income for exiting students reaches an estimated $15 million more per year for each year they remain in the work force.

Related story in the September 14th Hartford Courant.

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