In this study, the research team examined the college enrollment, persistence, and educational and employment outcomes of Ohio students by using state administrative data matched with employment records. The sample included all the students who have ever enrolled in Ohio’s colleges. The research team also made comparisons across the relative value of different sectors (e.g., technical colleges, community colleges, universities) in retraining workers. The research aimed to identify whether traditional two-year colleges and technical two-year colleges have been successful in helping workers overcome job loss and shifting skill demands through retraining programs. The study also considered how earnings trajectories evolve differently over time for individuals with different postsecondary experiences.
Eric Bettinger, Stanford University
Bridget Long, Harvard University
Judith Scott-Clayton, CCRC