By: Thai-Huy Nguyen, Valerie Lundy-Wagner, Andrés Castro Samayoa, Marybeth Gasman, Audrey Wilson, Desmond Diggs, Melanie Wolff, Carolina Dávila, & William Boland | Center for Minority Serving Institutions, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania | February 2015
This report looks at the role of two-year Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in improving postsecondary access and degree completion for disadvantaged students in the United States.
By: Matthew Zeidenberg, Marc Scott, & Clive Belfield | February 2015
Using a novel method for linking non-completers with completers, this paper calculates the labor market returns to programs of study, accounting both for those who obtain an award and those who do not. A version of this paper is available in the Economics of Education Review.
What Are the Economic Returns to Certificates? | 1/5/2015
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? | 12/23/2014
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.
By: Michelle Hodara & Di Xu | December 2014
Using longitudinal student-unit record data linked to wage record data, this paper estimates the labor market returns to developmental credits versus college-level credits in two states. A version of this paper is published in the American Educational Research Journal.
By: Lauren Schudde & Judith Scott-Clayton | December 2014
This paper examines the prevalence and consequences of Pell Grant recipients’ failure to meet the standards for satisfactory academic progress required for grant renewal. A version of this paper is published in Research in Higher Education.
The Fate of the Administration’s College Ratings | 12/19/2014
Susan Dynarski critiques the federal government’s proposed Postsecondary Institutional Ratings System in this NPR article.
December 5, 2014 | American Council on Education and SARA
This presentation drew from literature on performance-based funding and academic probation to consider the potential implications of SAP policies on student outcomes.
By: Di Xu & Madeline Joy Trimble | November 2014
Based on detailed student-level information from matched college transcript and employment data in two states, this paper explores the relationship between earning a certificate and student earnings and employment status after exiting college. A version of this paper is available in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.
By: Madeleine Gelblum | November 2014
This study explores the relationship between college major, occupation, and early-career annual earnings.