By: Valerie Lundy-Wagner & Eric W. Chan | June 2016
This paper provides a classification scheme for sub-baccalaureate STEM programs and, using data from Virginia, analyzes short-term earnings returns to community college STEM credentials.
By: Vivian Yuen Ting Liu | June 2016
This paper examines the effects of four-year to two-year college transfer on “struggling” students, or those who earned less than a 3.0 grade point average in the first term.
The Economic Benefits of Community College Certificates in the Job Market | 5/25/2016
Journalist’s Resource reports on a CAPSEE study by Di Xu and Madeline Trimble that helps fill the gap in information on the economic returns to certificates.
Does Developmental Education Improve Labor Market Outcomes? | 5/23/2016
Di Xu writes in The EvoLLLution about her CAPSEE research with Michelle Hodara on the impact of developmental courses on jobs and earnings.
Good Outcomes for Transfers | 5/3/2016
Inside Higher Ed writes about a new CAPSEE study that compares the academic and financial outcomes for students who start at two-year colleges and four-year colleges.
By: Michael Dunn & Arne L. Kalleberg | May 2016
This paper examines whether students attending career-focused community colleges have better labor market outcomes than students attending comprehensive or academic-focused community colleges.
Two-Year Students Less Likely to Get a Bachelor’s, but Those Who Do, Do Well | 4/28/2016
Education Dive highlights recent CAPSEE findings on the influence of the community college pathway to a baccalaureate on degree attainment and labor market outcomes.
April 11, 2016 | American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Annual Convention
This presentation discussed why “big data” on the relationship between student performance and subsequent earnings has not lived up to its promise, in terms of influencing college decisions.
March 17–19, 2016 | Association for Education Finance and Policy Annual Conference
At the 2016 AEFP conference, several CAPSEE researchers presented their research findings.
December 10–11, 2015 | NCER/NCSER 2015 Principal Investigators Meeting
This presentation reviewed evidence from across the CAPSEE research studies oriented around the question, “Is college worth it, and for whom?”