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Benefits of Education in New Jersey

A new NJEEDS report examines New Jersey residents’ costs and benefits of pursuing postsecondary education. This study sought to document the short- and long-term outcomes of education for New Jersey residents to determine if the benefits outweigh the costs to both the individual student and the state as a whole. The report demonstrates that higher levels of education have a positive return on investment to the individual, the state, and society. Higher education not only helps individuals and families achieve upward social and economic mobility, but also results in higher tax revenues for state and federal governments. Researchers at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development prepared this report using NJEEDS data and additional public sources.

New Jersey Higher Education Graduates’ Employment and Earnings Dashboard

The New Jersey Higher Education outcomes dashboard uses linked, longitudinal administrative data from the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development to show the employment and earnings outcomes of graduates of New Jersey’s two- and four-year colleges. The percent of graduates employed and their median annual earnings are shown by graduation year, institution of higher education, major, race, and sex for the three years following their graduation.

Where Students Go: Postsecondary Student Migration In and Out of New Jersey

While 37% of New Jersey’s high school graduates that enroll in college full time leave the state to attend college, nearly 70% of those graduating from New Jersey’s colleges work in the state. Learn more from this report, which examines the postsecondary student migration rate historically, and the employment and earnings outcomes for those who graduate from New Jersey’s colleges and remain in state. 

Dashboard: New Jersey Postsecondary Graduates’ Employment Outcomes Dashboard

NJEEDS researchers developed a dashboard as part of the NJEEDS data story, Where Students Go: Postsecondary Student Migration In and Out of New Jersey.  The dashboard uses NJEEDS data to show what proportion of New Jersey’s 2008 through 2013 postsecondary graduates are employed in New Jersey, and their median quarterly earnings.

Statewide Forum on New Jersey’s Education to Earnings Data System

On December 1 and 2, 2016, a wide range of national and state experts and policymakers as well as New Jersey K-12 educators, postsecondary educators, workforce development and labor representatives, civic and nonprofit organizations, legislators, business leaders, members of the philanthropic community, and researchers convened to take part in a forum that marked the public launch of New Jersey’s P20W State Longitudinal Data System.

New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education

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© 2020 New Jersey’s Education to Earnings Data System

New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education

New Jersey Department of Education

New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority

© 2021 New Jersey’s Education to Earnings Data System