April 7, 2014 | American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting
This presentation explored the economic returns to a community college education for developmental education students.
Job Market Returns for Community College Remain High | 4/2/2014
A brief article in Inside Higher Ed points to CAPSEE’s findings on the strong labor market returns to associate degrees during the recession.
April 4, 2014 | Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting
This presentation described findings from a study to determine the role that Rowan-Cabarrus Community College played in helping workers who had been laid off transition to new jobs.
Even in a Recession, an Associate Degree Pays Off | 4/1/2014
Community College Daily summarizes findings from a CAPSEE study where researchers looked at 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.
New York, NY (April 1, 2014) — A new CAPSEE study finds that despite the huge growth in unemployment during the years termed the “Great Recession,” students who enrolled in community colleges and completed an associate degree—or who went on to transfer and earn a bachelor’s degree—experienced consistently stronger economic returns and were less likely to be unemployed than community college students who accumulated some college credits but no degree.
By: Clive Belfield, Yuen Ting Liu, & Madeline Joy Trimble | March 2014
In this study, the authors examine 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. A version of this paper is available in the Economics of Education Review.
Will Your Degree Get You a Good Job? US Proposes Test for For-Profit Colleges | 3/14/2014
The Christian Science Monitor discusses the Obama administration’s proposed “gainful employment” regulations, which would take away a program’s eligibility for federal student aid if too many of its students defaulted on student loans or had debts too high relative to earnings. CAPSEE research is cited in the article.
March 13–15, 2014 | Association for Education Finance and Policy Annual Conference
At the 2014 AEFP conference, several CAPSEE researchers presented research findings.
March 8, 2014 | Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) Annual Spring Conference
Several CAPSEE researchers presented research findings at a symposium examining various aspects of community college education and employment.
Transferring To A For-Profit College Will Decrease How Much Money You Make: Study | 1/28/2014
CAPSEE findings on the wage penalty students experience from transferring from a community college to a for-profit college are highlighted in The Huffington Post.