Did you know?

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By Jenny Faubert

Did you know?

  • Career colleges enroll 44% of their students in high-growth fields, compared to 18% at public and 13% at private not-for-profit institutions.
  • 17 of the 20 fastest-growing occupations are in the healthcare and computer/data processing industries. An estimated 1.8 million jobs are being created in these fields through 2016.
  • 42% of health and 29% of technology degrees and certificates conferred at 2-year-and-less institutions were awarded at career colleges.

Career colleges have a tremendous impact on the labor force. They also provide an educational option for students who need to follow a path other than the route to a traditional college or university. These career college facts have always been known to be true. The release of the Imagine America Foundation’s Fact Book 2009: A Profile of Career Colleges and Universities sheds light on trends that aren’t so obvious, including evidence that career colleges offer both minorities and low-income students significant opportunities.

The Imagine America Foundation’s Fact Book 2009: A Profile of Career Colleges and Universities contains research and analysis of important trends in the career college sector of higher education. The Fact Book 2009 presents a comprehensive look at the career college sector of higher education, as well as a comparison of public and private not-for-profit institutions. Data on student demographics, enrollment characteristics, student benefits and outcomes, return on investment statistics, and job opportunities for graduates is also included in this year’s Fact Book.

A new section containing characteristics of career colleges by state includes data on the number of career colleges, demographic characteristics of career college students, and the percentage of certificates and degrees conferred by career colleges. This section also contains data on the top career fields in each state and the percentage of certificates and Associate degrees conferred in each field.

The Fact Book 2009 is available for purchase through the Imagine America Foundation for $29.95. Download the order form by clicking here.

For more information or to order your Fact Book 2009, please contact Jenny Faubert at 202.336.6743 or email jennyf@imagine-america.org.