There is some surprising news regarding post-graduation earnings of community college grads.  Martha C. White, in her article for NBC’s “Today Show” website, discusses findings from CollegeMeasures, an organization that analyzes earnings and education data.  The data indicates that community college graduates can earn a good bit more after graduation than some with four-year degrees. 

The key is that the community college degree must be in a technical or occupational field like nursing.  (The analysis is discussed by Mark Schneider, president of College Measures and a vice-president at the American Institutes for Research.)