Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment

A 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

Synthesis of CAPSEE Findings on Labor Market Returns

This publication reviews recent evidence on returns to credit accumulation, certificates, and associate degrees.

By the Numbers

CAPSEE’s “By the Numbers” series provides a graphical introduction to our major research areas: for-profit colleges, financial aid, and college graduate earnings.

Video Q&A With CAPSEE's Director

Thomas Bailey discusses what has been learned through CAPSEE’s research, and the center’s final conference.

About CAPSEE

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.

Recent Publications