CAPSEE at the Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) 40th Annual Conference

Conference: Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP)
Date: February 26–28, 2015

At the 2015 AEFP conference, several CAPSEE researchers presented research findings.

Assessing the Impact of Pell Grants on Community College Students: Preliminary Evidence

Date: February 28, 2015, 8:00–9:30 AM

This presentation examined the causal effect of being eligible for a Pell Grant on the composition of recipients’ overall financial aid package, the intensity of their employment while enrolled, and their academic outcomes.


Seung Eun “Rina” Park, CCRC and CAPSEE

More Credentials, More Pay? The Labor Market Returns to Stackable Credentials in Community Colleges

Date: February 28, 2015, 9:45–11:15 AM

Stackable credentials have gained popularity among community colleges as a strategic tool to help individuals to increase college access and skills enhancement. This presentation explored the students characteristics of individuals that stack credentials, their stacking pattern, and the labor market return to stackable credentials.


Vivian Yuen Ting Liu, CCRC and CAPSEE

Noncredit Vocational Education in Community Colleges: Students, Enrollment Patterns, and Academic Outcomes

Date: February 28, 2015, 9:45–11:15 AM

This presentation explored the demographic and academic profiles of students enrolled in various fields of noncredit vocational education, changes in enrollment and student composition over time, the characteristics of these courses, and potential factors that influence noncredit course completion.


Xiaotao Ran, CCRC and CAPSEE

The Returns to Community College Health Programs: Evidence From California

Date: February 28, 2015, 9:45–11:15 AM

This presentation explored research on the returns to specific CTE certificates and degrees in the largest community college system in the nation. Using an approach that controls for both individual specific fixed effects and individual specific trends, presenters addressed many concerns about using observational data to estimate returns to higher education.


Michel Grosz, University of California–Davis and CAPSEE

The Impact of Performance Standards on Pell Students’ Academic and Labor Market Outcomes

Date: February 28, 2015, 11:30 AM–1:00 PM

Using administrative transcript data on over 150,000 first-time enrollees in seven cohorts of entrants from a large state community college system, this session provided findings on the effects of performance standards on student outcomes and the consequences of this on short- and longer-term labor market participation and earnings.


Judith Scott-Clayton, CCRC and CAPSEE

Lauren Schudde, CCRC and CAPSEE

Denying Loan Access: The Student-Level Consequences When Community Colleges Opt Out of the Stafford Loan Program

Date: February 28, 2015, 11:30 AM–1:00 PM

This presentation described research on student-level impacts associated with the decision of community colleges to opt out of the Stafford loan program.


Mark Wiederspan, University of Michigan and CAPSEE

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