Gainful Employment Archives - The Institute for College Access & Success

TICAS Comment on New Jersey Gainful Employment Regulations

December 1, 2023

In 2022, New Jersey became the first state to pass a gainful employment law to protect students against high-cost career preparation programs that lead to limited earning potential after graduation. As the state prepares to implement the law fully, TICAS submitted comments supporting implementation and providing guidance to further strengthen proposed regulations.


Gainful Employment: Using Data to Examine Potential Effects of a High School Earnings Threshold

June 8, 2022

Issued in 2014, the Education Department implemented the Gainful Employment (GE) Rule to protect students from low-quality postsecondary programs that often left them with unaffordable student debts and non-transferrable credits. Unfortunately, the last administration halted the 2014 GE Rule upon taking office, and then officially rescinded the rule in 2019.