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Postsecondary Markets and Student Outcomes

This research project investigates how a studentís participation in postsecondary education helps shape subsequent academic achievement and employment outcomes. The research documented the structure of the market for postsecondary education, including its historical context and the role that cost and discounting play in framing institutional strategies and student choices. The project builds on the market model to gauge the impact an individual institution has had on the subsequent lives of its graduates in order to help campuses, students, and parents measure the contributions institutions have made to the academic and employment outcomes of their graduates, and to better understand students and their needs.

NCPI Reports:

Landscape

"The User-Friendly Terrain: Defining the Market Taxonomy for Two-Year Institutions." Jan/Feb,1998.
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Publication L-02

 

Landscape

"In Search of Strategic Perspective: A Tool for Mapping the Market in Postsecondary Education." Nov/Dec,1997.
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Publication L-01

 

Landscape

"When the Customer is Right: Market-Driven Accountability in Postsecondary Education." May/Jun,2000.
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Publication L-15

 

Landscape

"Practicing What You Preach: Gauging the Civic Engagement of College Graduates." Sep/Oct,2000.
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Publication L-18

 

Landscape

"A Report to Stakeholders on the Condition and Effectiveness of Postsecondary Education, Part Three: Employers." Jan/Feb,2002.
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Technical Report

"Is an Oversupply of College Graduates Coming?." John Bishop. 1997.
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Publication 2-01

 

Please check back for forthcoming NCPI reports.

 

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