Degrees Lead on Wages

Degrees Lead on Wages | 3/29/2017
Associate degrees lead to far greater increases in earnings than certificates, writes Inside Higher Ed in this story about CAPSEE’s new report synthesizing the center’s studies on returns to degrees from around the country.

The Labor Market Returns to Sub-Baccalaureate College: A Review

By: Clive Belfield & Thomas Bailey | March 2017

This paper and accompanying brief review recent evidence from eight states on the labor market returns to credit accumulation, certificates, and associate degrees from community colleges using large-scale, statewide administrative datasets.

Does the Federal Work-Study Program Really Work—and for Whom?

By: Judith Scott-Clayton & Rachel Yang Zhou | March 2017

This brief discusses current research, including CAPSEE analysis, regarding both the effectiveness of the Federal Work-Study (FWS) program and its equity in terms of the distribution of funds.