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Benefits of Using Census Data to Recruit Students into Liberal Arts Programs


The U.S. Census Bureau and the Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership in collaboration with the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) and the Labor Market Information (LMI) Institute, welcomes Jacob Docking as he presents, “Benefits of Using Census Data to Recruit Students into Liberal Arts Programs.” With humanities and social science degree completions declining over the past 10 years, college liberal arts programs should consider sharing new U.S Census Bureau salary and industry data to teach prospective students about the programs’ strong economic returns. Docking’s presents how colleges can use this data to take further steps toward helping students understand the return on investment they can expect from a liberal arts education.

About our presenter:

Jacob Docking is currently the Dean of Retention & Enrollment Services at Adrian College. Jacob has previous experience working in higher education at the Independent Colleges of Indiana, Indiana University Bloomington, Due West Education, and Harvard University. Jacob also has experience working in student affairs at Adrian College. Jacob has a passion for helping students succeed and has dedicated his career to working in higher education.

Jacob Docking's educational career began with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Bucknell University. Jacob then went on to earn a Master of Education in Higher Education from Harvard University. Finally, he completed his Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education and a minor in Sociology from Indiana University Bloomington.

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