Obtaining a bachelor's degree from a community college : earnings outlook and prospects for graduate studies / by Marc Frenette. : CS11-0019/2019-016E-PDF

"Traditionally, four-year bachelor’s degree programs have been available only at universities. More recently, they have been offered at some community colleges - particularly in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. Using linked administrative postsecondary graduate and personal income tax data, this study finds that college bachelor’s degree (CBD) holders earn about 12% more per year, on average, than university bachelor’s degree (UBD) holders two years after graduation. Almost all of this gap can be explained by the different field of study choices made by the two groups of students. Compared with their university counterparts, CBD holders were more likely to take programs in business, management and public administration or health and related fields (fields generally associated with higher-than-average earnings), and less likely to take education, humanities or social and behavioural sciences and non-professional law programs (fields generally associated with lower-than-average earnings). The remainder of the earnings gap could be explained by the fact that CBD holders were more than two years older than UBD holders, on average. The study also showed that UBD holders registered faster earnings growth between two and five years after graduation and were more likely to enroll in graduate studies than their counterparts from colleges. Moreover, CBD programs were generally concentrated in colleges that were situated near a university and associated with above-average earnings (compared with other colleges) among their diploma holders"--Abstract, page 5.

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Ministère/Organisme Statistics Canada. Analytical Studies Branch.
Titre Obtaining a bachelor's degree from a community college : earnings outlook and prospects for graduate studies / by Marc Frenette.
Titre de la série Analytical Studies Branch research paper series, 1205-9153
Type de publication Série - Voir l'enregistrement principal
Langue [Anglais]
Autres langues publiées [Français]
Format Électronique
Document électronique
Note(s) "September 2019."
Issued also in HTML format.
Issued also in French under title: Obtention d'un baccalauréat d'un collège communautaire : aperçu des gains et perspectives pour les programmes d'études de cycles supérieurs.
Includes bibliographical references (page 16).
Information sur la publication [Ottawa] : Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch, Social Analysis and Modelling Division, 2019.
Auteur / Contributeur Frenette, Marc, author.
Description 1 online resource (16 pages) : graphs.
ISBN 9780660318639
Numéro de catalogue
  • CS11-0019/2019-016E-PDF
Numéro de catalogue du ministère 11F0019M No. 428
Descripteurs Colleges
Postsecondary education
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