Associate Degrees Linked to Better Employment, Earnings
James Paterson and Natalie Schwartz, Education Dive
New research from the American Council on Education recommends that high school graduates pursue associate degrees as a way to improve their economic status-and that community colleges provide better personal and academic supports for students once they arrive on campus.
The report also calls on high schools to emphasize the benefits of an associate degree to students by incorporating more college and career education in the classroom. Colleges, too, can support these efforts by offering opportunities for students to visit their campuses.