Amid the widest recorded earnings gap between college graduates and everyone else, community colleges exist as an alternative to costly four-year institutions--and it may especially appeal to those undecided about their career.

Two-year colleges offer students an opportunity to "sample or try on introductory career courses," said Mike McCracken, a counselor for California's Victor Valley College (VVC), one of two High Desert community colleges, along with Barstow Community College (BCC).

While many college graduates have floundered trying to find well-paying jobs in a recovering economy, few experts believe the solution is to send more students to four-year colleges, the Associated Press reports....

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