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.
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.
Why Some States Are Making Short-Term Training Free | 5/3/2017
Thomas Bailey considers the benefits and drawbacks of short-term certificates in light of CAPSEE findings on the returns to certificates and degrees in the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Stateline blog.
November 3, 2016 | Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) Conference
This presentation analyzed public higher education data from an anonymous state to examine how summer credits can impact college outcomes and the mechanisms by which they may do so.
By: Clive Belfield | October 19, 2016
In the third of a short series of online essays, Clive Belfield provides a basic economic comparison between for-profit colleges and public colleges that addresses the fundamental economic question and calculation: Which colleges provide the highest benefit for the lowest cost?
By: Clive Belfield | October 12, 2016
In the second of a short series of online essays, Clive Belfield compares the performance of recently closed colleges ITT Technical Institute and Corinthian Colleges to the public sector.
By: Clive Belfield | October 4, 2016
In the first of a short series of online essays, Clive Belfield discusses the performance of recently closed for-profit colleges relative to the rest of the sector.
NEW YORK, NY (October 17, 2014) — Researchers, policymakers, and higher education leaders came together to discuss “the value of higher education—and how to further strengthen it” at CAPSEE’s September conference. Scholars from CAPSEE and elsewhere presented research on state-level labor market outcomes and federal financial aid programs; state agency representatives illuminated how they calculate and use labor market outcome data to inform higher education policy; and college leaders discussed how information on student employment outcomes helps them strengthen programs and pathways.
How Free College Can Affect You Later in Life | 8/31/2016
MarketWatch writes about a new NBER study in which Judith Scott-Clayton explores how a scholarship program in West Virginia affects students’ economic success later in life.
What’s the Right Public Message About Going to College? | 8/30/2016
The Chronicle of Higher Education writes about the complexities in college outcomes, citing CAPSEE research by Judith Scott-Clayton.