The Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment (CAPSEE) carries out research in partnership with five states—Florida, 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
The Center held its inaugural meeting in October 2011 and has embarked on a research agenda comprised of 12 core projects. 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
In addition to issuing reports on our research, CAPSEE will also release policy briefs that discuss the implications of findings, host conferences open to the public, and conduct workshops designed to help researchers interested in using transactional state data to carry out analyses focused on postsecondary education and employment.
CAPSEE Researchers Propose Major Reforms to Financial Aid Policy
In an October forum hosted by Brookings Institute’s Hamilton Project, two CAPSEE researchers presented proposals on changing financial aid and student lending policy to improve college outcomes. The proposals, described in detail in two papers released by Brookings Institute, address the issues of low completion rates for Pell Grant recipients and the rising “debt repayment crisis” facing American college students and families.