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Analysis of the Individual and Societal Economic Benefits of a Kaplan Higher Education (KHE)

Kaplan Higher Education (2010)

EPI conducted a series of analyses using multiple databases including: the Beginning Postsecondary Students (BPS), National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), KHE archival, and multiple state income and employment datasets. In addition, EPI conducted a survey of first-time postsecondary students in a 2003-4 cohort to facilitate comparisons of KHE students to the national 2003-4 BPS cohort, using the six-year (2009) follow-up. Statistical analyses were conducted to compare student degree completion; students’ pathways from their initial enrollment in Kaplan to their attainment of degree; short, medium, and long-term cohort default rates; employment; and wages for students attending KHE to other higher education sectors. A report was provided to KHE summarizing the findings on each of these outcomes. BPS comparisons for 2009, and therefore a report, are pending until the release of these data.