Employment rates in third quarter of 2008
Students who entered the Kentucky Community and Technical College System in 2002-03 and 2003-04
Male and female students who entered the Kentucky Community and Technical College System between 2002 and 2004 both had employment rates of 94 percent by the third quarter of 2008.
Labor force participation is consistently associated with higher levels of education, even among those who do not complete a degree or certificate. While a number of states report employment outcomes for students who have enrolled in a community college or completed a community college degree or certificate, the way in which these outcomes are reported and the populations on which outcome measures are based vary widely, making it difficult to compare these measures across states.
Jepsen, C., Troske K., & Coomes, P. (2009). The labor-market returns to community college degrees, diplomas, and certificates. University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research Discussion Paper Series. Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research.