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PEDAR: Research Methodology  A Descriptive Summary of 1999-2000 Bachelor's Degree Recipients 1 Year Later
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1This number includes multiple degrees awarded to the same students.(return to text)

2For ease of reading, "less than 1 year" refers to postsecondary enrollment in 11 months or less; "1–2 years" refers to enrollment in 12–23 months; "2–5 years" refers to enrollment in 24–59 months; and "at least 5 years" refers to enrollment in 60 months or more after high school completion.(return to text)

3“Within 4 years” refers to completion of the bachelor’s degree in 48 months or less after high school completion; “4–5 years” refers to 49–60 months; “5–6 years” refers to 61–72 months; and “6–10 years” refers to 73–120 months.(return to text)

4The phrase “4 years or less” refers to completion of the bachelor’s degree in 48 months or less from postsecondary entry; “4–5 years” refers to completion in 49–60 months; “up to 6 years” or “6 years or less” refers to completion in 72 months or less; and “more than 10 years” refers to completion in more than 120 months.(return to text)

5The mean for all 1999–2000 bachelor’s degree recipients was 6 years and 9 months (81 months), with a median of 4 years and 7 months (55 months).(return to text)

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