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Volume 7
 
Waiting to Attend College: Undergraduates Who Delay Their Postsecondary Enrollment, from Volume 7—Issue 1 & 2
     By: Laura Horn, Emily Forrest Cataldi, and Anna Sikora
    

Describes the characteristics and outcomes of students who delay enrollment in postsecondary education and how they differ from their peers who enroll immediately after high school graduation.

The Road Less Traveled? Students Who Enroll in Multiple Institutions, from Volume 7—Issue 1 & 2
     By: Katharin Peter and Emily Forrest Cataldi
    

Examines the extent to which undergraduates attend multiple institutions as well as the relationship between multiple institution attendance and persistence, attainment, and time to degree.

National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:04): Student Financial Aid Estimates for 2003-04, from Volume 7—Issue 1 & 2
     By: Lutz Berkner, Shirley He, Stephen Lew, Melissa Cominole, and Peter Siegel
     Presents key data on the percentages of undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional students receiving different types of financial aid, and the average amounts of aid received.
National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:04): Undergraduate Financial Aid Estimates for 2003-04 by Type of Institution
     By: Lutz Berkner, Christina Chang Wei, Shirley He, Stephen Lew, Melissa Cominole, and Peter Siegel
    

Describes average tuition and fees, average total price of attendance, and the percentages of undergraduates receiving various types and combinations of financial aid (and average amounts received), with a particular focus on grants and loans.

Debt Burden: A Comparison of 1992–93 and 1999–2000 Bachelor's Degree Recipients a Year After Graduating, from Volume 7—Issue 1 & 2
     By: Susan P. Choy and Xiaojie Li
     Compares the borrowing patterns of 1992–93 and 1999–2000 bachelor's degree recipients, and examines their repayment situations and resulting debt burdens a year after graduation.
Postsecondary Participation Rates by Sex and Race/Ethnicity: 1974-2003, from Volume 7—Issue 1 & 2
     By: Lisa Hudson, Sally Aquilino, and Greg Kienzl
    

Examines participation in postsecondary education among traditionally college-age women and men and among different racial/ethnic groups from 1974 to 2003.

Gender Differences in Participation and Completion of Undergraduate Education and How They Have Changed Over Time, from Volume 7—Issue 1 & 2
     By: Katharin Peter and Laura Horn
     Examines gender differences in undergraduate participation and completion rates, focusing on changes over time in college enrollment, associate's and bachelor's degree awards, and the demographic and enrollment characteristics of undergraduate men and women.
Trends in Undergraduate Career Education, from Volume 7—Issue 1 & 2
     By: Lisa Hudson and Ellen Carey
     Examines trends in undergraduate credentials in career-related areas of study, at both the subbaccalaureate and baccalaureate levels, from 1984-85 to 2000-01.
Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2002 and Financial Statistics, Fiscal Year 2002, from Volume 7—Issue 1 & 2
     By: Laura G. Knapp, Janice E. Kelly-Reid, Roy W. Whitmore, Shiying Wu, Seungho Huh, Burton Levine, Marcus Berzofsky, and Susan G. Broyles
     Presents national- and state-level data on postsecondary enrollment, financial statistics, and student financial aid, as well as graduation rate data for the 1996 and 1999 student cohorts.
Staff in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2003, and Salaries of Full-Time Instructional Faculty, 2003-04, from Volume 7—Issue 1 & 2
     By: Laura G. Knapp, Janice E. Kelly-Reid, Roy W. Whitmore, Seungho Huh, Luhua Zhao, Burton Levine, Scott Ginder, Jean Wang, and Susan G. Broyles
     Presents race/gender information for faculty and staff employed at Title IV degree-granting institutions in fall 2003, and salaries and fringe benefits of full-time instructional faculty for academic year 2003-04.
National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF:04) Report on Faculty and Instructional Staff in Fall 2003, from Volume 7—Issue 1 & 2
     By: Emily Forrest Cataldi, Mansour Fahimi, and Ellen M. Bradburn
     Describes the gender, race/ethnicity, tenure status, and income of all faculty and instructional staff employed in degree-granting institutions, by employment status, institution type, and program area.
Postsecondary Institutions in the United States: Fall 2003 and Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2002–03, from Volume 7—Issue 1 & 2
     By: Laura G. Knapp, Janice E. Kelly-Reid, Roy W. Whitmore, Shiying Wu, Lorrie Gallego, June Cong, Marcus Berzofsky, Seungho Huh, Burton Levine, and Susan G. Broyles
     Presents universe data on institutional characteristics as well as on the numbers of degrees conferred in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and other jurisdictions, by control of institution, gender and race/ethnicity of recipients, and degree level and field.
 
Volume 6
 
College Persistence on the Rise? Changes in 5-Year Degree Completion and Postsecondary Persistence Rates Between 1994 and 2000, from Volume 6—Issue 4
     By: Laura Horn and Rachael Berger
    

Draws from two longitudinal surveys of beginning postsecondary students to examine whether students who enrolled in postsecondary education in the beginning of the 1990s were more or less likely than those who enrolled in the mid-1990s to complete postsecondary education.

Staff in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2002, and Salaries of Full-Time Instructional Faculty, 2002–03, from Volume 6—Issue 4
     By: Laura G. Knapp, Janice E. Kelly-Reid, Roy W. Whitmore, Shiying Wu, Seungho Huh, Burton Levine, and Susan G. Broyles
     Presents findings from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System winter 2002–03 data collection, which included both primary occupational activity information for staff employed in fall 2002 and salaries and fringe benefits of full-time instructional faculty for academic year 2002–03.
 
A Decade of Undergraduate Student Aid: 1989–90 to 1999–2000, from Volume 6—Issue 3
     By: Christina Chang Wei, Xiaojie Li, and Lutz Berkner
     Examines changes in many of the major aspects of undergraduate financing during the 1990s for full-time, full-year undergraduates, including tuition, total price of attendance, various net price measures, need, total aid, remaining need after aid, grants, loans, and work-study.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 1976 to 2001, from Volume 6—Issue 3
     By: Stephen Provasnik and Linda L. Shafer
     Presents tabular data on institution enrollment, degrees conferred, staff and salaries, revenues, expenditures, and student financial aid for historically Black colleges and universities from 1976 to 2001.
 
Undergraduate Enrollments in Academic, Career, and Vocational Education, from Volume 6—Issues 1 & 2
     By: Lisa Hudson and Linda Shafer
     Examines postsecondary vocational education within the context of all undergraduate education using a new taxonomy that classifies all undergraduate majors as academic majors or career majors.
 
Volume 5
 
Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2001 and Financial Statistics, Fiscal Year 2001, from Volume 5—Issue 4
     By: Laura G. Knapp, Janice E. Kelly, Roy W. Whitmore, Shiying Wu, Burton Levine, and Seungho Huh
     Presents data on postsecondary enrollment, financial statistics, and student financial aid. Includes both national and state-level data.
Staff in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2001, and Salaries of Full-Time Instructional Faculty, 2001-02, from Volume 5—Issue 4
     By: Laura G. Knapp, Janice E. Kelly, Roy W. Whitmore, Shiying Wu, Seungho Huh, and Burton Levine
     Presents race/gender information for staff employed in fall 2001 and salaries and fringe benefits of full-time instructional faculty for academic year 2001-02.
Postsecondary Institutions in the United States: Fall 2002 and Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2001-02, from Volume 5—Issue 4
     By: Laura G. Knapp, Janice E. Kelly, Roy W. Whitmore, Shiying Wu, and Lorraine M. Gallego
     Presents universe data on institutional characteristics as well as on the numbers of degrees conferred in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, by control of institution, gender, and race/ethnicity of recipients, and degree level and field.
Remedial Education at Degree-Granting Postsecondary Institutions in Fall 2000, from Volume 5—Issue 4
     By: Basmat Parsad and Laurie Lewis
  Presents data on remedial course offerings, student participation in remedial programs, institutional structure of remedial programs, and the delivery of remedial courses through distance education.
 
Work First, Study Second: Adult Undergraduates Who Combine Employment and Postsecondary Enrollment, from Volume 5—Issue 3
     By: Ali Berker and Laura Horn
     Examines the characteristics and educational experiences of working adult undergraduates, focusing on those who considered employment their primary activity and comparing them with those who considered postsecondary enrollment their primary activity.
Postsecondary Attainment, Attendance, Curriculum, and Performance: Selected Results From the NELS:88/2000 Postsecondary Education Transcript Study (PETS), 2000,
from Volume 5—Issue 3
     By: Clifford Adelman, Bruce Daniel, and Ilona Berkovits
     Presents data on attainment by race/ethnicity, sex, and socioeconomic status; attendance patterns, such as number and types of institutions attended; curriculum by college major as well as high school coursetaking; and performance in terms of GPA, remedial courses, and number of postsecondary credits.
A Descriptive Summary of 1999–2000 Bachelor's Degree Recipients 1 Year Later: With an Analysis of Time to Degree, from Volume 5—Issue 3
     By: Ellen M. Bradburn, Rachael Berger, Xiaojie Li, Katharin Peter, and Kathryn Rooney
     Provides a demographic profile of bachelor's degree recipients, examines the institutional paths they took to complete their degrees, and describes the amount of time they took to complete their degrees. Also includes tables with data on postbaccalaureate activities.
Distance Education at Degree-Granting Postsecondary Institutions: 2000–2001,
from Volume 5—Issue 3
     By: Tiffany Waits and Laurie Lewis
     Includes the number and proportion of institutions offering distance education courses or programs, enrollments, degrees and certificates, technologies, accommodations for students with disabilities, program goals, and factors keeping institutions from starting or expanding offerings.
 
Community College Students: Goals, Academic Preparation, and Outcomes,
from Volume 5—Issue 2
     By: Gary Hoachlander, Anna C. Sikora, and Laura Horn
     Provides data on goals, persistence, transfer to 4-year institutions, degree attainment, and relationship of academic performance in high school to college outcomes.
Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Path to a Postsecondary Credential, from Volume 5—Issue 2
     By: Lisa Hudson
     Examines where racial/ethnic differences arise in the path from high school to a postsecondary credential. Presents data on student achievement of traditional and less stringent milestones of progress along this path.
A Study of Higher Education Instructional Expenditures: The Delaware Study of Instructional Costs and Productivity, from Volume 5—Issue 2
     By: Michael F. Middaugh, Rosalinda Graham, and Abdus Shahid
     Analyzes factors associated with the cost of delivering instruction, particularly the relative importance of an institution's Carnegie classification (research, doctoral, comprehensive, or baccalaureate) and the configuration of disciplines within the institution.
Postsecondary Institutions in the United States: Fall 2001 and Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2000–01, from Volume 5—Issue 2
     By: Laura G. Knapp, Janice E. Kelly, Roy W. Whitmore, Shiying Wu, and Lorraine M. Gallego
Public Libraries in the United States: Fiscal Year 2001, from Volume 5—Issue 2
     By: Adrienne Chute, P. Elaine Kroe, Patricia O'Shea, Maria Polcari, and Cynthia Jo Ramsey
     Reports information on public libraries, including number of service outlets, population of service area, Internet access, children's and other services, operating income and expenditures, staffing, and size of collection.
 
Characteristics of Undergraduate Borrowers: 1999–2000, from Volume 5—Issue 1
     By: Melissa E. Clinedinst, Alisa F. Cunningham, and Jamie P. Merisotis
     Explores the demographic and enrollment characteristics of undergraduate borrowers, as well as their risk for not persisting to degree completion, and the various types of loans and other financial aid they received.
Descriptive Summary of 1995–96 Beginning Postsecondary Students: Six Years Later, from Volume 5—Issue 1
     By: Lutz Berkner, Shirley He, and Emily Forrest Cataldi
     Describes the enrollment, persistence, and degree attainment of students who began their postsecondary education in 1995-96. Examines their experiences over a period of 6 academic years, from 1995-96 to 2000-01.
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Volume 4
 
What Students Pay for College: Changes in Net Price of College Attendance Between 1992-93 and 1999-2000, from Volume 4—Issue 4
     By: Laura Horn, Christina Chang Wei, and Ali Berker
     Analyzes overall changes in the net price of attending college—that is, tuition and nontuition expenses minus financial aid. Also examines net price changes by student income and institution type.
Short-Term Enrollment in Postsecondary Education: Student Background and Institutional Differences in Reasons for Early Departure, 1996-98, from Volume 4—Issue 4
     By: Ellen M. Bradburn
     Examines factors associated with leaving postsecondary education without earning a degree. Compares data for different types of institutions.
A Profile of Participation in Distance Education: 1999-2000, from Volume 4—Issue 4
     By: Anna C. Sikora
     Examines the participation of undergraduate and graduate students in distance education. Includes discussion of student characteristics, types of distance education technology, and students’ satisfaction with their distance education courses.
Beyond 9 to 5: The Diversity of Employment Among 1992-93 College Graduates in 1997, from Volume 4—Issue 4
     By: Ellen M. Bradburn and Rachael Berger
     Examines alternative employment experiences of bachelor's degree recipients, focusing on part-time employment, self-employment, employment in multiple jobs, employment in clerical and support occupations, and employment in field professions.
Gender and Racial/Ethnic Differences in Salary and Other Characteristics of Postsecondary Faculty: Fall 1998, from Volume 4—Issue 4
     By: Ellen M. Bradburn and Anna C. Sikora
     Examines how gender and race/ethnicity relate to faculty outcomes and characteristics, such as salary, rank, tenure status, education, experience, institution type, teaching field, workload, and research productivity. Focuses on full-time faculty and staff with for-credit instructional duties.
Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2000 and Financial Statistics, Fiscal Year 2000, from Volume 4—Issue 4
     By: Laura G. Knapp, Janice E. Kelly, Roy W. Whitmore, Shiying Wu, and Lorraine M. Gallego
     Presents data on postsecondary enrollment, financial statistics, and student financial aid. Includes both national and state-level data.
Hispanic Serving Institutions: Statistical Trends From 1990 to 1999 and Staff: 1992-98, from Volume 4—Issue 4
     By: Christina Stearns and Satoshi Watanabe
     Provides an overview of the growth in enrollment and degrees during the 1990s at Hispanic serving institutions (those with at least 25 percent Hispanic enrollment in 1999). Also presents an overview of staff and salaries at these institutions.
 
Profile of Undergraduates in U.S. Postsecondary Education Institutions: 1999–2000, from Volume 4—Issue 3
     By: Laura Horn, Katharin Peter, and Kathryn Rooney
     Provides an overview of U.S. undergraduates, including student characteristics, institutions attended, programs studied, and the risk of leaving postsecondary education.
Student Financing of Undergraduate Education: 1999–2000, from Volume 4—Issue 3
     By: Lutz Berkner, Ali Berker, Kathryn Rooney, and Katharin Peter
     Examines student financing of undergraduate education in U.S. postsecondary institutions, including types and sources of financial aid by type of institution, price of attendance, and student characteristics.
Student Financing of Graduate and First-Professional Education: 1999–2000, from Volume 4—Issue 3
     By: Susan P. Choy and Sonya Geis
     Examines student financing of graduate and first-professional education in U.S. colleges and universities, with particular attention to student use of teaching and research assistantships.
Teaching With Technology: Use of Telecommunications Technology by Postsecondary Instructional Faculty and Staff in Fall 1998, from Volume 4—Issue 3
     By: Edward C. Warburton, Xianglei Chen, and Ellen M. Bradburn
     Explores instructional faculty and staff's use of e-mail and the Internet, the quality of computing resources at their institutions, and the effects of technology use on workload.
Teaching Undergraduates in U.S. Postsecondary Institutions: Fall 1998, from Volume 4—Issue 3
     By: Xianglei Chen
     Presents findings on who teaches undergraduates in postsecondary institutions, how much they teach, and what teaching practices they use.
The Gender and Racial/Ethnic Composition of Postsecondary Instructional Faculty and Staff: 1992–98, from Volume 4—Issue 3
     By: Denise Glover and Basmat Parsad
     Describes how the gender and racial/ethnic composition of full- and part-time instructional faculty and staff changed between the fall of 1992 and the fall of 1998.
Tenure Status of Postsecondary Instructional Faculty and Staff: 1992-98, from Volume 4—Issue 3
     By: Basmat Parsad and Denise Glover
     Analyzes changes in the tenure status of full-time instructional faculty and staff between 1992 and 1998, by their academic rank, gender, and race/ethnicity; by level and control of institution; and by program area.
 
Persistence and Attainment of Beginning Students With Pell Grants, from Volume 4—Issue 2
     By: Christina Chang Wei and Laura Horn
     Examines the academic and enrollment characteristics and persistence rates of first-time beginning students in 1995–96 who received a Pell Grant and compares them with beginning students who did not receive a Pell Grant.
Part-Time Instructional Faculty and Staff: Who They Are, What They Do, and What They Think, from Volume 4—Issue 2
     By: Valerie Martin Conley and David W. Leslie
     Presents characteristics of part-time faculty, compares part-time faculty and full-time faculty, and examines some of the common perceptions about part-time faculty.
Fall Enrollment in Title IV Degree-Granting Postsecondary Institutions: 1998, from Volume 4—Issue 1
     By: Frank B. Morgan
     Presents universe data on the numbers and characteristics of students enrolled in postsecondary institutions in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The Persistence of Employees Who Pursue Postsecondary Study, from Volume 4—Issue 1
     By: Lisa Hudson and David Hurst
     Examines educational expectations and persistence in postsecondary education among employed students who defined themselves as employees enrolled in school, rather than as students working to meet expenses.
Distance Education Instruction by Postsecondary Faculty and Staff: 1998, from Volume 4—Issue 1
     By: Ellen M. Bradburn
     Presents the proportion of instructional faculty and staff who taught distance classes in fall 1998 and compares instructional faculty and staff who taught such classes with those who did not.
Postsecondary Institutions in the United States: Fall 2000 and Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 1999–2000, from Volume 4—Issue 1
     By: Laura G. Knapp, Janice E. Kelly, Roy W. Whitmore, Shiying Wu, Lorraine M. Gallego, and Eric Grau
     Presents universe data on institutional characteristics as well as on the numbers of degrees conferred in the 50 states and the District of Columbia by control of institution, gender and race/ethnicity of recipients, and degree level and field.
Study of College Costs and Prices: 1988–89 to 1997–98, from Volume 4—Issue 1
     By: Alisa F. Cunningham, Jane V. Wellman, Melissa E. Clinedinst, and Jamie P. Merisotis
     Analyzes trends in costs paid by postsecondary institutions to provide education, prices paid by students and their families, and revenues received by institutions. Also explores relationships among these variables.
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