Graduate employment outcomes

More States Release Data Tools

Jenna Leventoff
Friday, September 23, 2016

More and more states are creating online tools to help students and programs get the information they need about higher education programs. This year, Connecticut and Indiana have each released tools that can help these audiences answer critical questions about how graduates fare in the labor market.

Academic and Labor Market Consequences of Four- to Two-Year College Transfer

A Working Paper from the Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment (CAPSEE) examines the outcomes of students who transfer from four- to two-year colleges. Data used in the study to assess earnings outcomes were based on Unemployment Insurance quarterly wage information from a small state. Students who were "struggling" academically at four-year colleges were able to improve college completion by transferring in this direction, earning Associates degrees or certificates at two-year institutions.

Kansas Tool Shows Wage Outcomes of Four Year Degree Programs

Jenna Leventoff
Friday, March 25, 2016

Earlier this week, the Kansas Board of Regents released Kansas DegreeStats, an online tool which can help students evaluate the economic feasibility of degree programs within the state’s four-year public institutions. DegreeStats contains side-by-side evaluations of the costs of various programs, possible sources of funding, expected earnings after graduation, and information about potential loan repayments.