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Wyoming’s Hathaway Scholarship Program: A Workforce Outcomes Evaluation of a State Merit-Based Scholarship Initiative Using Administrative Records

This report is part of a larger effort to understand the impact of postsecondary education on workforce participation and career success.

Topics covered in this publication include:

    • The importance of age, gender, and seasonal opportunities in local markets
    • The range of career and family formation choices made in the years shortly after high school
    • How gender is associated with fields of academic pursuit and labor market outcomes
    • How different postsecondary financing strategies influence outcomes, including wages and retention
    • The utility value of hours worked in relation to outcome measures in Wyoming

Published July 2016.

Occasional Paper No. 8: The Education and Work Experience of Youth in Wyoming’s Counties


Published February 2016.

WE Connect: Employment, Earnings, and Postsecondary Enrollment of Wyoming High School Students

  • Part 1: Wyoming High School Students’ Earnings and Postsecondary Enrollment
    (PDF) (HTML)
  • Part 2: Opportunity Cost of Pursuing a Postsecondary Education in Wyoming (PDF) (HTML)
  • Part 3: Graduation and Work Experience for Students with Special Needs (PDF) (HTML)
  • Part 4: Turnover Rate and Labor Market Outcomes for Wyoming High School Students (PDF) (HTML)
  • Part 5: Wyoming High School Students’ Postsecondary Enrollment and Awards (PDF) (HTML)

Workforce Data Quality Initiative Report No. 1 for Wyoming: School Attendance and Employment, 2006 to 2013


Published April 2015.

Trends Articles

Postsecondary Employment and Earnings in Wyoming and 11 Other States

Published in Wyoming Labor Force Trends, September 2016.

Earnings and Educational Opportunities for Wyoming Nurses

Published in Wyoming Labor Force Trends, September 2016.

Higher Wages and More Work: Impact Evaluation of a State-Funded Incumbent Worker Training Program

Published in Wyoming Labor Force Trends, January 2016.


Wyoming’s Hathaway Scholarship Program and Workforce Outcomes


Presented to the Wyoming Joint Education Interim Committee by Tom Gallagher, Manager, and Tony Glover, Workforce Information Supervisor, Casper, Wyo., June 13, 2016.

Building Understanding by Connecting Data Across Programs Over Time

Workforce Data Quality Initiative

  • MP4 Video

    "The investment in the resources takes place over a period of time, often times a period of years, and so does the payout. Longitudinal analysis allows us to identify how closely we're coming to our goal of getting maximum return on investment. It's a way to make more efficient decisions." – Tom Gallagher, Manager, Research & Planning, Wyoming Department of Workforce Services

Prepared by Social Policy Research Associates, November 2015

More about the Workforce Data Quality Initiatve (WDQI) Grant is available here.

More about Social Policy Research Associates is available here.

Administrative Records as Strategic Assets Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages Data Matching


Presented By Tom Gallagher to the Association for University Business and Economic Research Fall Conference, October 2015

More about the AUBER 2015 Fall Conference is available here.

Research Methods & Longitudinal Data


Presented by Patrick Harris, Research & Planning. PowerPoint files, updated December 2014.

  1. Introduction (50 MB)
  2. Variables & Measurement (46 MB)
  3. Hypothesis Testing and Research Design (70 MB)
  4. Statistics (17 MB)
  5. Data Systems and Time Series Designs (45 MB)

To hear the audio portion of these presentations, view them in Slide Show mode.

Outcomes, tables, and Discussion

Understanding Wyoming’s Growing Education and Employment Database

Which industry has the highest percentage of workers simultaneously enrolled in college? In terms of wages, how much do students sacrifice to attend college and how does this vary across industries? Which county has the highest percentage of non-graduate females that work in primarily in retail trade the following year? Are wages in the year following anticipated graduation different between students who had an Individualized Education Plan and graduated compared to their respective counterparts who did not graduate? What are the average differences in wages between students overall and students in the Gifted & Talented Program following graduation? New data are available through Research & Planning to answer these questions.

Published July 2015.

Employment and Earnings Outcomes for Wyoming Postsecondary Graduates

  • Introduction: Postsecondary Employment in Wyoming and 11 Other States
  • Tables and Datasets: University of Wyoming Graduates and Wyoming Community College Graduates
  • Presentation: Introduction to Community College Workforce Outcomes
  • Other States' Postsecondary Education Employment Outcomes

Click here.


Consumer Reports: Wyoming Career Assist

Employment, Earnings, and Hours Worked Five Years Before and Five Years After Graduation by Programs of Study

This report introduces consumers to tabulations and interactive graphics of student outcomes and pre-graduation work experiences.

The Research & Planning (R&P) section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services produces reports in tabular and interactive graphic form, and supporting documentation allowing customers to better understand a great deal more about the career pathways between work and education leading to a greater probability of success in their chosen field of study.

Click here.

Updated July 14, 2017.

Memoranda of Understanding

Wyoming Department of Education

Memorandum of Understanding Between Wyoming Department of Workforce Services and Wyoming Department of Education

Community Colleges

Memorandum of Understanding Between Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Wyoming Community College Commission and Wyoming's Seven Community Colleges

University of Wyoming

Memorandum of Understanding Between Wyoming Department of Workforce Services and the University of Wyoming

MOU Citations

Authorizing Citations: Authority, Use & Confidentiality Referenced in Memoranda of Understanding; Rules and State & Federal Statutes

Memoranda of Understanding

Links to Other Resources

Interactive Graphics: Employment Outcomes for University of Wyoming Graduates

Interactive Graphics: Employment Outcomes for Wyoming Community College Graduates

South Dakota Postsecondary Graduate Employment and Wage Outcomes

South Dakota Labor Market Information

Nebraska Labor Market Information

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Consumer Reports: Wyoming Career Assist

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