In this report explores the demographic characteristics and labor market outcomes of baccalaureate graduates from the Florida College System and compares them to associate degree graduates in similar fields. Better understanding of who CCB graduates are—including how they may differ from other students—and whether they reap better economic rewards than associate degree graduates will shed light on the value these programs bring to equity, access, and attainment conversations. Using state data on three cohorts of graduates, the report analyzes disaggregated data by race, age group, and gender. The three main sections of this analysis focus on the demographics of graduates in the sample and how they compare to the population of Florida, rates at which graduates are employed or pursue further education, and graduates’ wages. This research provides additional data on the outcomes of community college baccalaureate degrees for graduates, which can in turn inform state policy to support and target these types of degree programs.
Love, I. (2020). The baccalaureate and beyond: An analysis of demographics and labor market outcomes of Florida community college baccalaureate graduates. New America.