From Freshman Year to Graduation in 4 Years—With a Community College in the Middle | June 13, 2016
New research from CAPSEE on reverse transfer is cited in a Philadelphia Inquirer story about the challenges students can face that may lead them to choose a community college.
Reverse Transfers Yield Positive Outcomes for Struggling Students | June 7, 2016
Education Dive looks at a new CAPSEE study on the effects of reverse transfer from four- to two-year colleges on the success of struggling students.
Report: Students Benefit by Leaving 4-Year Colleges for 2-Year Degrees | June 6, 2016
Red Alert Politics reports on a CAPSEE study on the outcomes for students with lower GPAs who leave four-year colleges for community college.
From 4-Year to 2-Year | June 6, 2016
Inside Higher Ed reports on a CAPSEE paper that finds reverse transfer helps struggling students. Comparing struggling students who transfer with those who did not, Senior Research Assistant Vivian Liu found that reverse transfer students earned the same numbers of bachelor's degrees and more degrees overall.
The Economic Benefits of Community College Certificates in the Job Market | May 25, 2016
Journalist's Resource reports on a CAPSEE study by Di Xu and Madeline Trimble that helps fill the gap in information on the economic returns to certificates.
Does Developmental Education Improve Labor Market Outcomes? | May 23, 2016
Di Xu writes in The EvoLLLution about her CAPSEE research with Michelle Hodara on the impact of developmental courses on jobs and earnings.
Good Outcomes for Transfers | May 3, 2016
Inside Higher Ed writes about a new CAPSEE study that compares the academic and financial outcomes for students who start at two-year colleges and four-year colleges.
Two-Year Students Less Likely to Get a Bachelor's, but Those Who Do, Do Well | April 28, 2016
Education Dive highlights recent CAPSEE findings on the influence of the community college pathway to a baccalaureate on degree attainment and labor market outcomes.
A College Degree Is Still Worthwhile, But Do Your Homework First | October 27, 2015
CAPSEE's research on the outcomes of students who attend for-profit colleges is cited in an NBC News article on the returns to college degrees.
Fafsa Follies: To Gain a Student, Eliminate a Form | August 21, 2015
In an op-ed for the New York Times, Susan Dynarski puts forth an argument in favor of eliminating the FAFSA, and calculating eligibility for student aid based on tax data.
Making Work-Study Work | July 31, 2015
Inside Higher Ed takes an in-depth look at findings from a recent CAPSEE study by Judith Scott-Clayton and Veronica Minaya on the effects of Federal Work-Study participation on students' academic and employment outcomes.
Dropout-Adjusted Outcomes | February 16, 2015
Inside Higher Ed highlights findings from a recent CAPSEE study on the returns to community college attendance. CAPSEE researcher Clive Belfield is quoted in the article.
CAPSEE Researchers Discuss the Cost and Quality of Online Learning | February 5, 2015
CAPSEE researchers David Deming, Claudia Goldin, and Lawrence F. Katz, along with colleague Noam Yuchtman, discuss their recent research on online learning in terms of the cost savings and employer perceptions of online degrees.
What Are the Economic Returns to Certificates? | January 5, 2015
In a blog post for Evolllution, Di Xu describes the findings and implications of a recent CAPSEE study on the labor market returns to community college certificates.
Do Community College Credentials Pay Off? | December 23, 2014
Madeline Joy Trimble takes a look at recent research findings on the returns to community college credentials in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, including findings from a CAPSEE study on certificates in North Carolina and Virginia.
The Fate of the Administration's College Ratings | December 19, 2014
Susan Dynarski critiques the federal government's proposed Postsecondary Institutional Ratings System in this NPR article.
The Value of Postsecondary Credentials in the Labor Market: An Experimental Study | September 2014
CAPSEE released The Value of Postsecondary Credentials in the Labor Market: An Experimental Study (A CAPSEE Working Paper) in September 2014. Examining employers' perceptions of postsecondary degrees using a field experiment, the study found that job candidates with degrees from an online for-profit school were 22 percent less likely to get a callback than those from nonselective public institutions. The research findings have been covered by the following outlets:
- Washington Post | September 25, 2014
The Investment in For-Profit Colleges Isn't Paying Off
- U.S. News & World Report | October 1, 2014
3 Must-Know Facts About For-Profit Colleges, Student Debt
- New York Times | October 7, 2014
Why Aid for College Is Missing the Mark
- Minneapolis Star Tribune | October 8, 2014
Sorting Good from Bad Among For-Profit Colleges
Why Federal College Ratings Won't Rein In Tuition | September 20, 2014
In an article for the New York Times, CAPSEE Fellow Susan Dynarski discusses the Obama administration's plan to rein in college costs.
CAPSEE's 2014 conference, The Value of Education and How to Further Strengthen It took place on September 18–19, 2014 in Washington, DC. The conference proceedings were covered by several news outlets.
- Washington Monthly | September 26, 2014
Sometimes a Community College Degree Is Actually Worthless
- Community College Daily | September 22, 2014
Adding Value to Higher Ed
- The Hechinger Report | September 19, 2014
Some Degrees Produce No Bump in Earnings, Research Finds
- Inside Higher Ed | September 19, 2014
Wage Data Done Right
Report: Work-Study Students More Likely to Graduate | July 29, 2014
Inside Higher Ed reports on the findings of the latest CAPSEE study, conducted by Judith Scott-Clayton and Veronica Minaya.
Financial aid research conducted by CAPSEE scholars was the subject of a series of opinion pieces in the New York Times.
- An Answer on a Postcard: Simplifying Fafsa Will Get More Kids Into College | June 18, 2014
In this New York Times op-ed, two legislators cite CAPSEE research in arguing for simplifying the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- There Is a Simpler Way for Students to Apply for Financial Aid | June 20, 2014
Susan Dynarski (a CAPSEE researcher) and Mark Wiederspan argue that the benefits of simplifying the financial aid application process outweigh potential shortcomings.
- A Closer Look at Simplifying Financial Aid Applications | July 1, 2014
CAPSEE researchers Susan Dynarski and Judith Scott-Clayton discuss proposed legislation that would "significantly simplify the process of applying for aid for college." The op-ed concludes that simplifying the aid process will make aid programs more effective.
The Medium-Term Labor Market Returns to Community College Awards: Evidence From North Carolina (A CAPSEE Working Paper & Brief) | March 2014
New CAPSEE research examines the medium-term returns to diplomas, certificates, and degrees for first-time college students who enrolled in the North Carolina Community College System in 2002-03. Results indicate that even small accumulations of credits had labor market value; associate and bachelor's degrees yielded very strong returns.
- Inside Higher Ed | April 2, 2014
Job Market Returns for Community College Remain High
- Community College Daily | April 1, 2014
Even in a Recession, an Associate Degree Pays Off
CAPSEE released The Labor Market Returns to For-Profit Higher Education: Evidence for Transfer Students (A CAPSEE Working Paper) on January 27, 2014. The study examined the labor market gains for students who enrolled at for-profit colleges after beginning their postsecondary education in community college. The authors found significant wage penalties to transfer to a for-profit college instead of a public or private nonprofit college. The research findings have been covered by the following outlets:
- Inside Higher Ed | January 28, 2014
For-Profit Wage Gap
- U.S. News and World Report | January 27, 2014
Transfers to For-Profit Colleges Earn Less Than Others
- The Huffington Post | January 28, 2014
Transferring to a For-Profit College Will Decrease How Much Money You Make: Study
- Bloomberg Businessweek | January 28, 2014
For-Profit College Alums Make Less Money
- The Chronicle of Higher Education | January 28, 2014
Students Who Transfer to a For-Profit College May Pay Later
- The Christian Science Monitor | March 14, 2014
Will Your Degree Get You a Good Job? US Proposes Test for For-Profit Colleges