Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002) Features
ELS:2002 Data Collection Waves
Public-use ELS:2002 data are now available for analysis using the PowerStats tool in the NCES DataLab. Visit the DataLab site to create your own tables and run regressions using ELS data!
ELS Postsecondary Education Transcript Study data will be released on April 16th, 2015.
Data files and documentation for the ELS Postsecondary Education Transcript Study are currently being developed. Expect release of data by mid-2015. Most of these data will require a Restricted-use License to access. If you dont have one, learn how you can get one here.
NCES has released online ELS training modules! Click here to view.
Data preparation and processing for the ELS Postsecondary Education Transcripts are underway. Expect ELS PETS data to be released in mid-2015.
The First Look report from the Third Follow-up data collection (2012) has been released. View this report here. Expect release of Third Follow-up data files very soon.
Data release has been delayed as a result of the Federal shutdown in October. We are working to get the data release back on schedule as quickly as possible. We encourage you to sign up for NewsFlash and to apply for a restricted-use license now, to be ready to use the data as soon as it becomes available.
Data files and documentation for the Third Follow-up collection are nearing release this fall. Sign up for NewsFlash to receive an alert as soon as new data become available!
Data collection has completed. View a copy of the questionnaire here. Expect Third Follow-up data files and documentation to be released by late 2013.
Collection of third follow-up survey data is underway! Expect data to be released in 2013.
NEW! Online Bibliography Search Tool Search for publications featuring data from ELS:2002 including citations published from 2001 to August 2010.
Search for publications featuring data from ELS:2002 including citations published from 2001 to August 2010.
July 17, 2012:Trends Among Young Adults Over Three Decades, 1974-2006
June 13, 2012:Digest of Education Statistics, 2011
May 17, 2012:Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002/12) Third Follow-Up Field Test Report