Statistical Analysis Report:

Profile of Older Undergraduates: 1989-90

March 1995

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This report uses data from the 1989–90 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:90) and the 1990–92 Beginning Postsecondary Student Longitudinal Study (BPS:90/92) to describe the participation of older undergraduates—that is, undergraduates 24 years or older in postsecondary education. It profiles older undergraduates and compares them with younger undergraduates along a number of dimensions; describes the participation of selected subgroups of older undergraduates; and examines persistence and attainment among older students who enrolled in postsecondary education for the first time in 1989–90. Some of the highlights are as follows:

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