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 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

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

2014 CAPSEE Conference

Thomas Bailey at CAPSEE conferenceOn September 18–19, CAPSEE hosted a conference in Washington, DC, titled The Value of Education—And How to Further Strengthen It. Conference participants shared findings from CAPSEE’s recent research on the labor market returns to a broad range of higher education pathways. Presentations are now available for download.