While 670,000 students earn two-year degrees from community colleges each year, just 32,000 job postings in 2016 specifically asked for an associate of arts degree, according to a new report from the American Enterprise Institute. The report’s co-authors are Mark Schneider [the vice president at the American Institutes for Research]… and Matthew Sigelman, the CEO of Burning Glass Technologies, a job market research firm… Average annual earnings of A.A. degree holders would increase by at least $4,000, according to the report, if community colleges added elective, skills-based courses or high-value, industry-recognized certifications to A.A. programs. Read more >>