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Private Career Schools

Training provided by private colleges and schools for students intending to complete vocational certificates or degrees. The schools are licensed by the Workforce Board or, if they grant a degree, by the Washington Student Achievement Council. Complete report on this program.

State Core Indicator Results

Employment - Percentage of participants who were employed, as reported to the Employment Security Department during the third quarter after leaving the program.*

All 63%

Completers 65%

Earnings - Median annualized earnings six to nine months after leaving the program. (Quarterly earnings are the result of hourly wage rates and the number of hours worked in a calendar quarter. Toderive annualized earnings, quarterly earnings are multiplied by four.)

All $20,638

Completers $21,286

Skills - Percentage of participants who obtained an appropriate credential. (Percentage based on all participants, including those who did not receive training through the program.)

85%

Participant Satisfaction - Percentage of participants, including non-completers, who reported satisfaction with the program, as evidenced by survey responses six to nine months after leaving the program.

85%

Employer Satisfaction – Percentage of employers who reported satisfaction with new employees who were program completers as evidenced by survey responses.

95%

Net Employment Impact - Difference between the employment rate for all participants and the control group of non-participants, measured nine to 12 quarters after leaving the program.

3.4 percentage points

Net Earnings Impact - Difference between the average annualized earnings for all participants and the control group of non-participants, measured nine to 12 quarters after leaving the program.

$2,226

Participant Return on Public Investment - The ratio of the present values of additional lifetime participant earnings and employee benefits to public costs of the program.  Additional lifetime participant earnings and benefits are additional earnings and employee benefits received (minus participant program costs, taxes on added income, and any loss in unemployment insurance benefits), when compared to the non-participant control group.

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Taxpayer Return on Investment - The ratio of the present values of projected additional lifetime taxes paid by the participant (plus any decrease in unemployment insurance benefits), in comparison to the public costs of the program.  Additional taxes are those additional taxes projected to be paid in comparison to the taxes projected to be paid by the non-participant control group.  Change in unemployment insurance benefits is the change in benefits paid to participants compared to the non-participant control group. 

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* Includes some out-of-state employment data but not all of it and does not include data on self-employment.

**This return is not estimated because the major public investment is student financial aid which is outside the scope of this study.

Employment & Earning Indicators Over Time

Employment Rate - Percent of All Private Career School Participants with Reported Employment in Third Quarter after Exiting Program


Earnings - Median Annualized Earnings of All Participants in Third Quarter after Exiting Program (First Quarter 2013 dollars)

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