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ERIC Number: ED533314
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
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Evaluating Student Outcomes at For-Profit Colleges. NBER Working Paper No. 18201
Lang, Kevin; Weinstein, Russell
National Bureau of Economic Research
Using the Beginning Postsecondary Student Survey, we examine the effect on earnings of obtaining certificates/degrees from for-profit, not-for-profit, and public institutions. Students who enter certificate programs at any type of institution do not gain from earning a certificate. However, among those entering associates degree programs, there are large, statistically significant benefits from obtaining certificates/degrees from public and not-for-profit but not from for-profit institutions. These results are robust to addressing selection into the labor market from college, and into positive earnings from unemployment, using imputation methods and quantile regression along with a maximum likelihood sample selection model.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Economic Research
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study