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Oct 15 --  The U.S. Census Bureau updated the Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes (PSEO) statistics with the release of earnings tabulations for four more higher education systems: the City University of New York (CUNY), the State University of New York (SUNY), Pennsylvania State University, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The addition of these new higher education systems increases the number of institutions represented in the PSEO from 47 to 243. Previously, PSEO provided data for the University of Texas, the Colorado higher education system, the University of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The Census Bureau has updated the PSEO visualization tool to include the new institutions, and enhanced the search features for specific majors. With this release, PSEO will also be available on the Census Bureau’s application programming interface. See https://lehd.ces.census.gov/data/pseo_experimental.html and https://lehd.ces.census.gov/data/pseo_explorer.html

PSEO tabulations show earnings and employment outcomes for graduates of post-secondary institutions in the United States, and are generated by linking graduate transcript records to Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) data. The pilot release of earnings outcomes includes earnings by institution, degree field, degree level, and graduation cohort for 1, 5 and 10 years after graduation. This offers prospective students a comprehensive assessment tool to see how much money they could earn by degree and institution nationwide.

The Census Bureau conducts the PSEO in cooperation with higher education institutional systems to examine college degree attainment and graduate earnings. Additional higher education institutions will be included in the database in the coming months, and PSEO is actively working on expanding the number of institutions represented.

The data are of interest to labor and education economists. Also, economics department chairs and faculty can see employment outcomes of economics majors and graduate students. Please send data user questions and comments to CES.PSEO.Feedback@census.gov.

The PSEO are made possible through data sharing partnerships between universities, university systems, State Departments of Education, State Labor Market Information offices, and the U.S. Census Bureau. PSEO data are available for post-secondary institutions whose transcript data has been made available to the Census Bureau through a data-sharing agreement.

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