Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and EmploymentA federal center that operated from 2011 to 2017, CAPSEE conducted research on the employment and earnings benefits associated with postsecondary education pathways
Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment
From 2011 to 2017, the Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment (CAPSEE) carried 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 sought to identify policies that improve completion rates along pathways leading to strong economic returns. The Center was established through a grant from the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education.
Credential Production by Field and Labor Market Alignment at Minority-Serving Institutions: A Descriptive Analysis
By: Nikki Edgecombe & Jasmine M. Sanders | September 2018
This paper compares credential production patterns of minority-serving institutions (MSIs) and non-MSIs by field of study and examines the extent to which they correspond to employment industry clusters in Alabama and California.
How and Why Does Two-Year College Entry Influence Baccalaureate Aspirants’ Academic and Labor Market Outcomes?
By: Di Xu, Shanna Smith Jaggars, & Jeffrey Fletcher | April 2016
Using detailed administrative data from Virginia, this paper and journal article examine how and why the community college pathway to a baccalaureate influences students’ degree attainment and short-term labor market performance.
Model Specifications for Estimating Labor Market Returns to Associate Degrees: How Robust Are Fixed Effects Estimates?
By: Clive Belfield & Thomas Bailey | April 2017
This paper reviews results from fixed effects models of the earnings gains from completing an associate degree and compares them with ordinary least squares model estimates.