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Title:  Persistence and Attainment of 2011–12 First-Time Postsecondary Students After 3 Years (BPS:12/14)
Description: This publication provides descriptive findings from the 2012/14 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:12/14) focusing on attainment, persistence, and retention in postsecondary education. BPS:12/14 is a nationally representative longitudinal sample survey of students who began postsecondary education for the first time during the 2011–12 academic year; this first follow-up represents students’ experiences about 3 years after their initial enrollment. Among 2011–12 first-time postsecondary students, 7 percent had completed a certificate, 7 percent had completed an associate’s degree, and 1 percent had completed a bachelor’s degree at any institution within 3 years. Another 39 percent had not earned a credential and were enrolled at a 4-year institution, 16 percent were enrolled at a less-than-4-year institution, and 30 percent were not enrolled at any institution by the spring of 2014.
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Cover Date: January 2016
Web Release: January 12, 2016
Publication #: NCES 2016401
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Nicole Ifill, Alexandria Walton Radford, Joanna Wu, Emily Forrest Cataldi, David Wilson, Jason Hill
Type of Product: First Look / ED TAB
Survey/Program Areas: Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS)
Questions: For questions about the content of this First Look / ED TAB, please contact:
Aurora M. D'Amico.