Louisiana: CC grads earn more, work more

Louisiana’s recent associate-degree graduates are more likely to find jobs — at higher pay — than graduates with four-year degrees, according to a state report.

Eighteen months after graduation, 72.5 percent of associate-degree graduates were employed in Louisiana, compared to 59.5 percent of graduates with bachelor’s degrees.  New associate degree holders — many with degrees in medical and technical fields — earned $3,000 a year more than new four-year graduates.

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  1. Richard Aubrey says:

    Never went to CC. But it appears that they graduate people ready for existing jobs. And an existing job may well have decent pay compared to the BA grads, so many of whom begin in sales as an entry level job. Be interesting to see where they are ten years from now.