Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/227344
Authors: 
Cowan, James
Goldhaber, Dan
Holzer, Harry J.
Naito, Natsumi
Xu, Zeyu
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers No. 13817
Abstract: 
In this study, we describe the postsecondary transitions of students taking CTE courses in high school using administrative data on one cohort of high school students from Washington State. Our findings indicate that CTE students are less likely to enroll in college overall, especially four-year college. But among students who do enroll in college, CTE students are significantly more likely to enroll in and complete vocational programs, especially in applied STEM and public safety fields. Among students not enrolled in college, CTE students also are more likely to obtain full-time employment—and to work more intensively—within the first three years following high school graduation. Thus, despite the reduction in four-year college enrollment, the higher completion rates of vocational credentials among CTE concentrators in college indicate some important positive outcomes for this population.
Subjects: 
career and technical education
postsecondary education
pathways
JEL: 
I21
I23
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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