Welcome to Economic Success Measures – Florida
Section 445.07, F.S., requires the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to make available, to the public, an on-line tool that provides students, parents and others with outcome information on the employment and earnings of Florida graduates from public institutions of higher education - state universities, state college institutions, and district technical centers.
The data source for this information is the
Florida Department of Education’s Florida Education and Training Placement Information
Program (FETPIP) and Office of Student Financial Assistance.
Outcome data relating to employment, earnings,
continued education, etc., can be viewed in several ways:
- Outcome information for graduates/completers in their first year after graduation for a five year period. (Graduates/completers in 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013 and 2013-2014.)
- Outcome information for 2013-2014 graduates/completers in their first year after graduation/completion; and,
- Outcome information for graduates/completers in their first year after graduation/completion and five years later (i.e., what the graduates/completers’ outcomes are in their first year of completion (2009-2010) and what they are in 2013-2014.) There will be two drop downs showing 1st year and 5th year outcomes.
Note: Outcomes displaying an asterisk (*) means there is less than 10 graduates/completers in that program so results are suppressed.
Converting Data into Meaningful Information
While this online tool provides a valid and
reliable measure of the benefits of a college degree or career certification, it
is important that the consumer is aware of limitations on what can be inferred
from the data provided:
data are not provided for graduates employed outside of Florida.
data may not include graduates who are self-employed.
graduation, some students will choose to continue their education and may
not be in the workforce full-time.
of the data provided (initial earnings the year after graduation) may not
represent long-term income prospects.
students work outside their field of study.
have different strengths and goals and these will have influence over
earnings after graduation.
degree or award has a value beyond earnings.
and the local job market vary across the state.
a degree or credential is a large and valuable investment of time and
effort. Paying for college is likewise a
significant financial investment. Although
a student’s choice of major is a personal decision, information about employment
and earnings upon graduation can provide informed and realistic preparation and
expectations. It is important to note
that the earnings of graduates of any program reflect a variety of factors
independent of the graduate’s educational experience, (e.g., their background, the local
job market, where the graduate lives and works (rural/urban) and more.) Nonetheless, these data can be an important tool
for students, parents, and others.