Almost half of 4-year college students had received transition-planning education in high school, as had 58% of 2-year college
students and 62% of CTE students.
Led by reductions at both for-profit schools, where first-time borrowing started to drop in 2011, and at 2-year colleges
, where it started to drop in 2012, the number of new borrowers fell to 2.5 million in 2014.
Thus, if a student took 60 hours at a 2-year college
, the overall improvement in cumulative GPA was only about 0.08.
In 1978, Minnesota POST identified a 2-year college
degree as the minimum education requirement for all new entry-level officers.
Using 1992-1993 NSOPF data that included almost 7, 000 part-time 2-year college
faculty, the authors used factor analysis to develop three dimensions of satisfaction (autonomy, students, and demands and rewards) and found some job satisfaction but also some concerns.
After graduation, participants indicated that they planned to be a full-time student at a 4-year university (n = 297, 41.6%), be a part-time student at a 4-year university (n = 95, 13.3%), work part time (n = 73, 10.2%), be a part-time student at a 2-year college
(n = 65, 9.1%), and be a full-time student at a 2-year college
(n = 55, 27%).
The employment rate for those completing a 2-year college
degree was 33.0% (n = 6), while 4-year college graduates had an employment rate of 58.3%.
Many courses, however, would be taken at a 2-year college
closer to home.
As long ago as 1964, the National Advisory Committee on the Junior College noted that "the 2-year college
offers unparalleled promise for expanding educational opportunity through the provision of comprehensive programs embracing job training.
Strategy for Personal Finance is another in a long series of very low level texts aimed primarily at the 2-year college
market for consumer economics and family management courses, as well as for continuing education or adult education programs.
The share of outstanding loan balances attributable to for-profit school students increased from 13 to 17 percent over that period, and from 8 to 10 percent among 2-year college
Of those who went to college, the weighted data show that 40 percent started at a 2-year college
and 60 percent started at a 4-year college.