In short; once these potential students are displaced by students from neighboring states they are much more likely to become welfare dependents and a strain upon their states social welfare system. According to an article written by Wonseon Kyung (Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 67, 1996 In-Migration of College Students to the State of New York Journal) “The interstate migration of college students influences college admissions policy, student body composition, and ultimately the labor force of a state; student migrants also tend to work in the state where they obtained their higher education, thus they become an educated labor force for that state as noted by Abbott and Schmid”. The impact of community colleges carrying bachelors’ degrees could result in decreasing student migration and ease the rate of unemployment in states that migrating students may view as more desirable due to lower rates and better programs.
If properly funded, community colleges possessing bachelor degree programs that develop entry level professionals for the U.S work force would reduce waste in state educational funding by making it unnecessary for those seeking 4 year degrees to apply for government or private loans set aside for educational advancement.