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1 Student Success, Mobility, and Outcomes WACAC Annual Conference June 10, 2014 ~ San Jose, CA Brian T. Prescott, Ph.D. Director of Policy Research Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education |

2 Education Requirements for Workforce Participation Source: Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Note: In 1973, some college and associate degrees were in the same category.

3 Inflation-Adjusted Published Tuition and Fees Relative to 1983 ‑ 84, 1983 ‑ 84 to 2013 ‑ 14 (1983 ‑ 84 = 100) SOURCE: The College Board, Trends in College Pricing 2013, Figure 5.

4 Efforts to Measure Return on Investment Gainful employment Student Right to Know Before You Go Act President Obama’s college ratings collegemeasures.org Generally, these are aimed at accountability or consumer information, with not much attention given to improvement of policy or practice.

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6 Major Analytical Gaps in Examining Institutional Impacts Student progress and completion Employment outcomes Career satisfaction and lifelong learning Health and wellness Citizenship

7 WICHE’s Data Exchange Pilot My State’s Postsecondary My State’s Secondary Credential My State’s Labor Force Other States’ Education Institutions Other States’ Labor Force

8 Data Elements Exchanged Identity and Demographics – Randomly-generated Exchange ID# Education (Term) – High School Diploma – Postsecondary Institution – Credits Attempted, Passed – Postsecondary Awards – Field of Study Employment: Unemployment Insurance Wage Records (Quarterly) – Social Security Number – Gross Wages – Employer’s Industry Classification

9 Source: WICHE Multistate Data Exchange Notes: Data apply to public high school graduates from the class of 2005 in HI, ID, OR, or WA who had a subsequent postsecondary enrollment record, and first-time public postsecondary students in in any of those states. Data count awards achieved through end of AY “Still Enrolled” means those without an award who had an enrollment in the final term AY Completion by Race/Ethnicity

10 Award Attainment by “Pell Ever” Status 10 Note: Award attainment through end of AY , students from either cohort; Enrolled is those without an award who had an enrollment in the final term AY

11 Employment in the Economic Recovery Differs Dramatically by Educational Attainment Levels Source: Carnevale, Jayasundera, & Cheah, 2012

12 Employment and Mobility for Washington Degree Earners So, 9% not found in Washington wage records, were found among the other states’ Source: WICHE Multistate Data Exchange Notes: 20,815 students who received associate’s or higher award from a Washington institution by Dec and had a valid SSN

13 Employment and Subsequent Enrollment Data for Washington Awardees 50% employed only 4% employed & enrolled 4% enrolled only 3.8% employed only 1.5% enrolled only Source: WICHE Multistate Data Exchange Notes: 20,815 students who received associate’s or higher award from a Washington institution by Dec and had a valid SSN

14 Note: Observed enrollments for 119,100 HS grads from Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Where Are the Class of 2005 HS Grads After HS Graduation? 71,386 (60%) enrolled PSE in the year after graduation 81% of them in-state 17,685 (15%) began later 70% in-state 30,014 (25%) never enrolled So we can’t track them

15 Location Relative to “Home”

16 Median Wages by Highest Degree Earned Source: WICHE Multistate Data Exchange Note: Median quarterly wages are measured approximately a year after award or last enrollment for those with no award. Data apply to public high school graduates from the class of 2005 and first-time public postsecondary students in in HI, ID, OR, or WA who had a postsecondary enrollment record and an employment record in one or more of those states. Students concurrently enrolled (i.e., received an associate’s degree and are pursuing a bachelor’s degree) are removed.

17 Mobility of Washington Bachelor’s and Higher Graduates by Field of Study Source: WICHE Multistate Data Exchange Notes: Data are for individuals who completed by December Employment measured months after receipt of award, and subsequent enrollment measured for a term concurrent with the quarter employment was sought.

18 Discussion To what extent are these kind of data threatening? Or an opportunity? What about these data might be helpful to your work? If so, how can you begin ensuring constructive use, on campus and elsewhere? How do these kind of analyses influence college counseling?


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