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Title:  Descriptive Summary of 1995-96 Beginning Postsecondary Students: Six Years Later
Description: This report describes the enrollment, persistence, and degree attainment of students who began postsecondary education for the first time in the 199596 academic year. It covers the experiences of these first-time beginners over a period of six academic years, from 199596 to 200001, and provides information about the rates at which students completed degrees, transferred to other institutions, and left postsecondary education without attaining degrees. It provides direct comparisons of the institutional retention and completion rates of undergraduates at the first institution attended versus the persistence and attainment rates of the same group of students anywhere in postsecondary education after six years. Separate tables are presented for students who began at public 2-year, public 4-year, and private not-for-profit 4-year institutions, including information on persistence, transfers, stopouts, and degree attainment at the end of each of the six years. The report is based on the 1996/01 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:96/01), a National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) survey that provides data describing a nationally representative sample of first-time students who entered postsecondary education during the 199596 academic year.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: December 2002
Web Release: December 16, 2002
Print Release: This Publication will only be available online.
Publication #: NCES 2003151
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Lutz Berkner, Shirley He, and Emily Forrest Cataldi
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS)
Postsecondary Education Descriptive Analysis Reports (PEDAR)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Statistical Analysis Report, please contact:
Aurora M. D'Amico.
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