Post-graduation earnings of NBCC graduates: 2015 to 2017 graduate cohorts

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New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training


This report investigates the post-secondary decisions and outcomes of New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) graduates. The presence of a post-secondary institution can be a valuable contributor to the economy of the region in which it is located. The expenditures and employment of post-secondary institutions directly contribute to local GDP, while the graduates contribute to the growth of the supply of skilled labour available to the regional economy. Put together, these play a role in a region’s economic growth. NBCC is an integral part of New Brunswick (NB), and, once graduated, NBCC students who choose to remain local become an important element in workforce development. Therefore, studying these graduates’ outcomes is not only beneficial to NBCC for designing in-house policies for students but also to the province in determining how to better serve such an important demographic. This study reports on the post-graduation median earnings of NBCC graduates by their demographic and background characteristics. It looks at the median earnings of graduates 1, 2, and 3 years after graduation.