Community Colleges

Using Labor Market Data to Improve Student Success

September 8, 2016  • College Excellence Program

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Community Colleges have a unique opportunity to help students acquire the skills they need to land good jobs with strong wages. One strategy that can help colleges fulfill that goal is to analyze available data to inform alignment of their educational programs to labor market needs and measure the labor market outcomes of their graduates. This guide explains how colleges can improve graduates’ labor market success, offering concrete examples and describing six data sets that colleges can use today.