Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Employment Outcomes for Postsecondary Students

The National Center for Education Statistics released a new data point report today (Nov.15) that examines the employment of students who enrolled in postsecondary programs in 2003-04 but were not enrolled six years later (2009). The data for this report come from the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS), which followed a nationally representative cohort of students who enrolled in postsecondary education for the first time in 2003-04.

Among the findings:

  • Students who received a bachelor's degree, associate's degree, or certificate had a higher employment rate than students who had left school six years later without receiving one of those credentials; and
  • Students who received an occupational credential were more likely to be employed than students who received an academic credential.

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