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8 years after graduation, male workers who obtain a STEM degree earn (on average) $18,300 more than those who earn non-STEM degree, while female STEM majors earn only $2,800 more.

Recent Publications

What Is the ERDC?

What is the Education Research and Data Center?

We link education and workforce data from multiple state agencies, and transform this into insights that inform Washington decision-makers. This protects privacy by providing one place for people to find information for cross-sector research.

Recent Updates

High School Feedback Report Update to Include 2015 Data

ERDC's High School Feedbck Report has been updated to include college-going rates through 2015. The High School Feedback Report is a yearly-updated P20 report that presents college attendance data for high school graduates. The report includes student enrollment, demographics of graduates by postsecondary status, pre-graduation indicators by postsecondary status, and postsecondary participation characteristics for students enrolled in Washington publicly-funded institutions. 

ERDC produces Time to Degree Visualization

ERDC has published a dashboard that explores the time it takes to earn a degree across various degree programs at Washington four-year institutions. The dashboard presents data for seven graduating cohorts, from 2007-08 to 2013-14, and includes information from the University of Washington, Washington State University, Western Washington University, Central Washington University, Eastern Washington University, and the Evergreen State College. The data can be disaggregated by race, gender, student need, and also by majors that are STEM related or in high demand.

ERDC publishes a profile of State Need Grant recipients

The Education Research and Data Center has just published a longitudinal study that examined the educational progress and degree completion of students who received State Need Grants (SNG). This study was conducted upon request by the legislature. The cohort included those who received SNGs for first time during the 2007–08 academic year, and tracked their academic progress and degree completion in Washington public institutions across eight years.

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