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Brookings Institution Affirms BCC's Ability to Increase Students' Earnings

Elizabeth Price and Robert Griffin

Burlington County College (BCC) ranked among the top community colleges in the nation for its ability to increase its graduates’ earning power, according to a recent report that ranks the “value added” by colleges from the independent Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution.
“This is clear, compelling and objective evidence for students to choose Burlington County College for educational and career success,” BCC President Paul Drayton said. “If you want a bottom-line reason to attend BCC, this thorough analysis by Brookings affirms our ability to add significant dollars to your future salary.
“These results are a testament to all of the hard-working faculty and staff who make Burlington County College one of the best colleges in the country,” President Drayton added.
According to the report, "Beyond College Rankings: A Value-Added Approach to Assessing Two and Four-Year Schools," a Burlington County College graduate’s mid-career earnings is 6.1 percent higher than peers who graduate from other institutions. That ranks BCC among the top 50 two-year colleges in the nation that were analyzed by Brookings.
The rankings are intended to give fresh insight into how well colleges prepare students for high-paying careers by the private nonprofit organization the Brookings Institution and its Metropolitan Policy Program.

Pictured: BCC’s Director of Radiologic Sciences Elizabeth Price helps radiography student Robert Griffin position the patient simulator in the college’s X-ray room. Burlington County College prepares students for a number of high-demand fields, including radiography. It was recently ranked one of the best two-year colleges in the nation for boosting students’ earning power by the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program.