Synthesis of CAPSEE Findings on Labor Market Returns

This publication reviews recent evidence on returns to credit accumulation, certificates, and associate degrees.

By the Numbers

CAPSEE’s “By the Numbers” series provides a graphical introduction to our major research areas. Our latest infographic looks at financial aid.

Video Q&A With CAPSEE's Director

Thomas Bailey speaks with Elizabeth Ganga about what has been learned through CAPSEE’s research, and about the center’s upcoming final conference.

About CAPSEE

The Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment (CAPSEE) carries out research in partnership with five states—California, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia—to better understand the employment and earnings benefits associated with a broad range of postsecondary education pathways, including those at the subbaccalaureate level. CAPSEE also seeks to identify policies that improve completion rates along pathways leading to strong economic returns. The Center was established in summer 2011 through a grant from the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education.

Recent Publications

The Labor Market Returns to Sub-Baccalaureate College: A Review

By: Clive Belfield & Thomas Bailey | March 2017

This paper and accompanying brief review recent evidence from eight states on the labor market returns to credit accumulation, certificates, and associate degrees from community colleges using large-scale, statewide administrative datasets.

Does the Federal Work-Study Program Really Work—and for Whom?

By: Judith Scott-Clayton & Rachel Yang Zhou | March 2017

This brief discusses current research, including CAPSEE analysis, regarding both the effectiveness of the Federal Work-Study (FWS) program and its equity in terms of the distribution of funds.

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