By: Nikki Edgecombe & Jasmine M. Sanders | September 2018
This paper compares credential production patterns of minority-serving institutions (MSIs) and non-MSIs by field of study and examines the extent to which they correspond to employment industry clusters in Alabama and California.
By: Di Xu, Shanna Smith Jaggars, & Jeffrey Fletcher | April 2016
Using detailed administrative data from Virginia, this paper and journal article examine how and why the community college pathway to a baccalaureate influences students’ degree attainment and short-term labor market performance.
By: Clive Belfield & Thomas Bailey | April 2017
This paper reviews results from fixed effects models of the earnings gains from completing an associate degree and compares them with ordinary least squares model estimates.
By: Veronica Minaya & Judith Scott-Clayton | April 2017
This paper examines returns to terminal associate degrees and certificates up to 11 years after students initially entered a community college in Ohio using an individual fixed-effects approach that controls for students’ pre-enrollment earnings and allows the returns to credential completion to vary over time.
By: Judith Scott-Clayton & Lauren Schudde | March 2017
Based on recent CAPSEE studies in two states, this brief discusses the motivations for satisfactory academic progress requirements for federal aid, examines how community college students are affected, and assesses the implications for program efficiency and equity.
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.
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.
By: Rina Seung Eun Park & Judith Scott-Clayton | March 2017
Using an administrative data set from one state, this paper examines the effects of receiving a modest Pell Grant on financial aid packages, labor supply while in school, and academic outcomes for community college students.
By: Judith Scott-Clayton & Qiao Wen | January 2017
This paper uses data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 to provide new, nationally representative, non-experimental estimates of the returns to degrees, as well as to assess the possible limitations of single-state, administrative-data-based estimates.
By: Lauren Schudde | January 2017
Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997, this paper examines nonpecuniary labor market outcomes associated with different levels of postsecondary educational attainment.