The Award After Postsecondary CTE Completion report shows the count and percentage of students who completed a postsecondary Career and Technical Education program, then went on to earn one or more subsequent postsecondary certificates and/or degrees.
The report is updated in early fall. See the Recently Posted Reports page for when the report was last updated.
In the Award After Postsecondary CTE Completion bar graph, click any of the four items in the key to hide/show those items in the graph.
In the Award After Postsecondary CTE Completion table, click the radio button to view the data by either count or percentage.
See the MI School Data Quick Start Guide for the basics of navigating the site and customizing a report.
The Center for Educational Performance and Information, National Student Clearinghouse, Michigan Office of Career and Technical Education and Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity - Workforce Development collected the data for this report from the following applications and databases:
- Student Transcript and Academic Record Repository Collection in CEPI’s Michigan Student Data System: to locate enrollment and awards earned at Michigan public community colleges or universities. For details on the data definitions and how the data are collected, refer to the STARR Data Collection Manual.
- The NSC StudentTracker database to locate enrollment and awards from out-of-state or non-STARR participating colleges or universities. For a list of all colleges and universities that CEPI has available in its postsecondary data system, refer to the Postsecondary Entity List.
- The Career and Technical Education Information System collects high school enrollment information for state approved CTE programs including expenditures, enrollment and follow-up.
- The Program Inventory Database contains program information submitted by community colleges, including whether a program is occupational in nature.
The report uses one cohort of postsecondary CTE completers as the base population. The chosen cohort is the most recent cohort having six years available after CTE completion to earn subsequent awards. Included are students who have earned a postsecondary award affiliated with a postsecondary CTE program. These awards are typically below the baccalaureate level and are distinguished by <1 Year Certificate, 1-2 Year Certificate and Associate Degree.
These postsecondary CTE completer records are combined with all postsecondary award records to determine any awards earned after the postsecondary CTE completion date. Students are counted by the highest level of additional postsecondary award earned. Students who have not earned additional awards are counted as “No Further Award.”
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See the glossary for additional terms and acronyms used on MI School Data.
Postsecondary CTE: State approved and non-state approved programs that result in a degree below the bachelor’s level that have a direct career relationship, and upon completion the student has the qualifications, knowledge and skills necessary to directly enter the workforce within the chosen field of study. Also known as occupational programs.
Postsecondary CTE Award: A certificate or degree affiliated with a postsecondary CTE program.
Postsecondary CTE Completers: A cohort of students defined by the year in which they earned a Postsecondary CTE Award.