Provides recommendations on how colleges can use labor market data to improve student’s employment outcomes

 “This guide aims to advance colleges’ understanding of how to access and use labor market data to improve student success.” The guide is broken down in three sections, which include:

  • “A description of how colleges can use labor market data.
  • An inventory of available data sources.
  • Recommendations for what colleges can do to improve labor market data use and access.” (p.6).
(Abstractor: Author and Website Staff)

Major Findings & Recommendations

This guide provides several recommendations to guide colleges in increasing their ability to use labor market information. Colleges can: • “Request wage data [from their state] and advocate for better, clearer access….by asking for these data, colleges can help loosen legal restrictions on data access” (p.15). • “Advocate for [their] state to share data regionally or nationally” (p.15). • “Advocate within [their] state for regular, consistent reporting on wage outcomes” (p.16). (Abstractor: Author and Website Staff)