The Earnings of Community College Graduates in California

By: Peter Riley Bahr | December 2016

This paper draws on longitudinal data for 1.1 million students in California to estimate the effects of community college credentials on students’ earnings, as compared with students who are not awarded a credential.

Performance Standards in Need-Based Student Aid

By: Judith Scott-Clayton & Lauren Schudde | December 2016

This paper illustrates student responses to Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements as well as the tradeoffs faced by a social planner weighing whether to set performance standards in the context of need-based aid.

What’s Next for For-Profit Higher Education?

November 30, 2016 | CAPSEE Webinar

This CAPSEE webinar reviewed evidence on the economic value of for-profit higher education—both the costs of attending a for-profit college and the labor market benefits after graduation—and considered its implications for the future of for-profit higher education.