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Belfield, Clive; Liu, Vivian Yuen Ting – Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment, 2015
This paper examines the returns to math courses relative to courses in other subjects for students in community college. Using matched college transcript and earnings data on over 80,000 students entering community college during the 2000s, we find that college-level math coursework has an indirect positive effect on award completion that is…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics
Belfield, Clive – Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment, 2015
This paper examines the returns to math courses relative to those in courses in other subjects for students who started their postsecondary education at community college. The limited available evidence presumes that college-level math is valuable in the labor market relative to other coursework. Using data on college transcript and earnings from…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Mathematics, Education Work Relationship, Outcomes of Education