The University of Texas System Partners with Census Bureau to Collect Data on Graduates’ Earnings
by Joelle Fredman, Staff Reporter for NASFAA (National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators) – 28 March 2018
A recent 10-year partnership between the University of Texas System and the U.S. Census Bureau is the first time an institution has partnered with a federal agency to collect information on students’ earnings. UT System can now analyze and share information on students who move outside the state of Texas.
UT System Launches Groundbreaking Tool To Track Graduates’ Earning And Debt Data
by Alexandra Hart, Assistant Producer, Texas Standard radio news program on KUT Austin –
28 March 2018
The only collaboration of its kind, the University of Texas System and the U.S. Census Bureau have found a way to work around the ban on a federal database to track student education data to national employment data.
A New Tool Breaks Down Earnings Potential for Different Majors. Here’s What You Need to Know.
by Katherine Mangan, Reporter, The Chronicle of Higher Education – 27 March 2018
This article discusses the recent collaboration between the University of Texas System and the U.S. Census Bureau and how the data provided can help students choose a major, track earnings of UT graduates nationwide, and even provide useful ammunition for universities facing lawmakers who question the ROI of a college degree.
UT System, US Census Bureau unveil graduates’ national earnings, debt
by Maria Mendez, Contributor, The Daily Texan – 27 March 2018
UT System’s partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau now provides national data to help students better understand the value and cost of a UT degree. Available on UT System’s free, online tool seekUT, national data can help students and families determine which major and System university is best for them.
A ‘Workaround’ to U.S. Ban on Student-Level Data
by Jeremy Bauer-Wolf, Inside Higher Ed – 27 March 2018
“The [seekUT] tool is as much a lobbying mechanism as it is a student resource. With state officials often reducing funding for higher education systems across the country, college and university leaders have scrambled to try to preserve their money and find new ways to pitch lawmakers.”