Title:  The Path Through Graduate School: A Longitudinal Examination 10 Years After Bachelorís Degree
Description: The report uses longitudinal data from the 1992Ė93 Baccalaureate and Beyond Study (B&B:93/03) to examine the characteristics related to graduate degree enrollment, persistence, and completion among 1992Ė93 bachelorís degree recipients. About 40 percent of 1992Ė93 bachelorís degree recipients had enrolled in a graduate degree program by 2003. On average, most students waited between 2 and 3 years to enroll for the first time in a graduate degree program, and among those who enrolled between 1993 and 2003, some 62 percent had earned at least one graduate degree by 2003. Masterís degree students took an average of 3 years to complete their degree, first-professional students took about 4 years, and doctoral students took more than 5 years. After controlling for a wide range of relevant variables, several enrollment characteristics retained a significant relationship with graduate degree persistence and completion. Rates of persistence and completion were higher among students who entered graduate school immediately after earning a bachelorís degree, who attended full time and enrolled continuously, and who enrolled in multiple graduate degree programs.
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Cover Date: February 2007
Web Release: March 6, 2007
Print Release: March 2, 2007
Publication #: NCES 2007162
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Stephanie C. Nevill and Xianglei Chen
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: Baccalaureate and Beyond (B&B)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Statistical Analysis Report, please contact:
Aurora M. D'Amico.