Showing relationships between CSCU credentials and the Connecticut labor market


There are two sets of interactive dashboards below. The first set includes 7 distinct dashboards with wage and employment data by institution, degree type and academic program. The second set contains 5 separate dashboards with demographic data. Within each set, use the tabs at the top to navigate between dashboards. Focus your view by selecting options from the drop down menus at the top for: academic year, institution, degree level, education program, and/or demographic category.

For a complete summary of the underlying limitations of the data and high level findings, please read the Summary Report (pdf)

Important Notes

  • Data are aggregated so that information for any group of students smaller than 6 as well as the next larger group size have been suppressed. The total counts of credentials earned includes everyone, but when data are viewed at a lower level of granularity (e.g. by education program), data for some groups of students are not available. This has been done to preserve student privacy.
  • Credentials not graduates: Some individuals represented in these data have completed multiple credentials, therefore the count of graduates will be slightly different from the count of credentials earned.
  • Employment data are only for individuals who worked in Connecticut. Data about employment and earnings come from the Connecticut Department of Labor (DOL) Unemployment Insurance (UI) database, and only include individuals who are employed by organizations in Connecticut.
  • Employment data do not include everyone who is working. Employment and earnings data available in the UI database come from organizations that are required to report under unemployment insurance law. These data exclude individuals who are self-employed, all members of the Armed Forces, elected officials in most states, agricultural workers on small farms, most employees of railroads, some domestic workers, most student workers at school and employees of some types of non-profit organizations. According to DOL, UI covered jobs generally include approximately 95% of wage and salary positions in the labor market.
  • Data do not provide unemployment rates: It is not possible to calculate the number of individuals who are unemployed by subtracting the number of employed from the number of graduates. Individuals who are actively working may not be captured in this data because they are working out of state because their job is not covered by UI law, and some individuals who are not working may do so by choice in which case they would not be counted as unemployed.
  • Average Wages underestimate annual salaries: Employers give UI data to DOL by quarter without occupation, hours worked or hourly wage information; therefore, there is no way to know or estimate whether individuals worked part-time or full-time during the 3 months in any given quarter, nor can we know whether individuals worked for the full quarter or only a portion of it. The inclusion of wages for individuals who worked part-time or for only a portion of a given quarter likely lowers the overall average. For this reason and others, attempts to calculate an average annual salary based on the data as it is provided will be inaccurate.

Data Sources

Data about credentials earned were obtained from the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System and matched to unemployment insurance data from the Connecticut Department of Labor utilizing the processes and agreements of the Connecticut Preschool through Twenty and Workforce Information Network (P20 WIN).