Community College Growth Opportunities: Untapped Potential in America's Heartland?
Terance J. Rephann
University of Virginia - Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service
Growth and Change, Vol. 38, No. 3, pp. 443-459, September 2007
Over 1,100 two-year public institutions have been established in the U.S. which enroll almost two-fifths of all students in postsecondary education. However, some parts of the country may not be adequately served by these educational institutions despite demand and supply indicators that indicate future growth potential in the sub-baccalaureate educational market. This paper examines the geographical, demographic, and economic characteristics of counties that host community colleges. It finds that community college access is uneven. A multiple regression analysis reveals several correlates with community college location and identifies counties where opportunities may exist to seed additional community colleges.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 17Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: December 11, 2007
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