- Student outcomes and earnings in higher education policy
New data reveal what individual cohorts of students earn after they complete a particular program in a particular institution of higher education. Previously, policymakers and students may have only had a general idea about what a degree from a given institution was worth. Now, they can weigh the price ― and the debt they would incur ― for a particular college or program with knowledge of what their future earnings will likely be. The data can also reveal colleges and programs where graduate earnings are so out of line with the cost of attending that the mismatch almost constitutes fraud. This volume covers the early work to collect earnings data, the overlooked limitations to what these new data can accomplish, and case studies on how the data can be used.