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Community Colleges make a difference

(Survey on importance of Community College)….It is a first of its kind survey.

The recent survey of community college graduates in San Diego and Imperial Counties indicated that nearly 9 out of 10 have either transferred to a university or are in the labor force, and their community college education played a key role in getting them there. The report was conducted by San Diego State University’s School of Journalism and Media Studies on behalf of the San Diego and Imperial Counties Community Colleges Association, a consortium of the nine community colleges in the two county region. The report was based on a survey of more than 1,400 spring 2014 graduates. The vast majority of those surveyed agreed there Community College education was essential in their future endeavors, either transferring to a university or going directly into the labor force. More than 9 out of 10 who went into the labor force were able to find employment in San Diego or Imperial Counties. The 9 community colleges in the Association serve more than 145,000 students each year and annually contribute $6.6 billion to California’s economy.