From Degree to Employment Industry

This visualization represents the flow of graduates from Ohio's public colleges and universities (on the left) to Ohio's workforce (on the right). If you hover over any path, a box appears that identifies the degree area from which that group graduated, and the industry of their employers, as well as their median earnings.

The default visualization shows the 2011 graduating cohort of bachelors degrees one year after graduation. However, using the dropdown menu you can view data for any cohort 2006-2016. Further, drag the slider to the right to view industry of employment up to six years following graduation. Finally, view outcomes for associate's degree holders or certificate completer by using the Degree level dropdown.

The Data Details tab provides technical information about the data behind this visualization.

Ohio Graduates Earnings Outcomes


Additional Information

Please hover over a bubble to see additional information on that data point.

Average Earnings Over Time by Degree Type


Data Details

This visualization was built using data from the Ohio Longitudinal Data Archive. The postsecondary education information comes from the Ohio Department of Higher Education Higher Education Information System (HEI). Each degree is associated with a subject identifier (CIP code) that is generalized to the two-digit level. Visualizations may count the same individual multiple times if the individual graduates with two or more degrees.

Earnings and industry data come from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Unemployment Insurance Wages (UI Wage) and Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW). The employment records represent all employment in Ohio except self-employment and Federal or military employment. The employment industry is captured in the QCEW using the NAICS code, generalized to the two-digit level. Earnings are reported as total quarterly earnings in the UI Wage system. We annualized the earnings (multiplied by four), and used CPI to adjust the earnings to 2016 dollars. Wage and employer are identified four calendar quarters following the term of graduation.

The Ohio Longitudinal Data Archive is a project of the Ohio Education Research Center, and provides researchers with centralized access to administrative data. The OLDA is managed by The Ohio State University’s Center for Human Resource Research in collaboration with Ohio’s state workforce and education agencies, with those agencies providing oversight and funding.

Number of Graduates





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