Graduate employment outcomes

College Transparency Act: Connecting Data to Understand Student Success

The College Transparency Act is a bipartisan bill in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. Under this proposed legislation, the U.S. Department of Education would provide students, colleges, employers, policy leaders, and the public with information about what programs are helping students to earn credentials and get good jobs. The proposed legislation directs the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to match that student-level information with existing data from other federal agencies.

College Transparency Act FAQs

The College Transparency Act (CTA) of 2017 is a bipartisan bill in both the House (H.R. 2434) and Senate (S. 1121) that would provide students, colleges, employers, policy leaders, and the public with more complete information about what programs are helping students to earn credentials and get good jobs.

This fact sheet answers questions about how the CTA would work, what information it would provide to the public, and how it would protect privacy. 

State and National Data Experts Convene for WDQC’s Fourth Annual “Fly-In”

Jenna Leventoff
Monday, December 18, 2017

Last week, WDQC hosted its fourth annual Fly-In, “Energized for Evidence,” in Washington D.C. The two-day conference brought together two dozen state representatives, as well as national organizations and federal government representatives to discuss various topics related to data collection and use. 

Recommendations For a Federal Postsecondary Student-Level Data Network

The Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) published this report to propose the basic elements of operations, data governmance, and privacy and security of a student-level data system. Such a system would provide students with vital information about their postsecondary investments, including employment and earnings outcomes by postsecondary programs.  

MT Releases Report on Postsecondary Labor Market Outcomes and Supply/Demand

Jenna Leventoff
Monday, September 18, 2017

Last week, Montana’s Department of Labor & Industry (MTDLI) and the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education (OCHE) released a new report entitled "Meeting State Worker Demand: A report on the Labor Market Outcomes for Montana Colleges." The report answers two particularly important questions:

          (1) Are Montana’s colleges producing enough graduates to meet employer demand? and

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