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.

Reports on Research

graph photoThe Center is completing 12 core research projects and two supplemental studies. CAPSEE researchers disseminate findings through Center publications as well as through presentations at national conferences. Subscribe to our email list to learn about new publications and upcoming events.

Scholars, Practitioners, & Policymakers

group meetingIn addition to issuing reports based on our research, CAPSEE releases policy briefs that discuss the implications of our findings, hosts conferences open to the public, and conducts workshops designed to help researchers who are interested in using transactional state data to carry out analyses focused on postsecondary education and employment.

2017 CAPSEE Conference

Thomas Bailey at CAPSEE conferenceOn April 6–7, 2017, CAPSEE will host its final conference in Washington, DC. Conference participants will share findings synthesizing CAPSEE’s research on the labor market returns to a broad range of higher education pathways, public funding and financial aid, the economics of college from a student perspective, and issues around for-profit colleges and minority serving institutions.