Some of the criticism of community colleges has been premised upon flawed data. Thus, the critics of community colleges and technical institutes have been wrong, but the boosters who claim that all students benefit, even those enrolled for only a couple of courses, have also overstated their case. A close examination of more recent data shows substantial benefits to students completing certificates and associate degrees. This article, reprinted from the June/July 1992 AACJC Journal, examines the more recent data and its implications.
MDS-451 / December 1992