Measuring Value

Measuring Value

Education after high school has many returns – for students, their families, and their communities. So how do we capture those returns in a way that makes information useful and points to where action is needed to make value more equitable?


The commission has developed an approach for measuring how and how much students are better off because of their education.

There are a number of ways to measure value, but it really comes down to how students and society are better off because of their investment in education after high school.

Mamie Voight, Managing Partner, Postsecondary Value Commission

Because value doesn’t stop at economic returns for students, the commission also consulted with leading experts on ways to measure other aspects of value such as student learning, wellbeing, and the public benefits of educational investment.

Learn more about measuring value in the commission’s final report and research reports.

Read the Reports