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Stats in Brief October 2020 NCES 2021-056
U.S. Department of Education
A Publication of the National Center for Education Statistics at IES

Data, Methods, and Structure of the Report

This Statistics in Brief presents data from the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09) Second Follow-up, which was conducted in 2016. HSLS:09 is a nationally representative, longitudinal study of high school freshmen in the U.S. in 2009. Sample members participated in data collection activities in 2009, 2012, 2013, and 2016.1 The data collection in 2016 included a sample member survey and was followed in 2017–18 by an administrative collection of information from student financial aid records and postsecondary transcripts.

1 Data collection continued until January 31, 2017, but the majority of responses was collected in 2016.


Figure 1. Percentage distribution of 2009 ninth-graders, by 2016 expected occupation at age 30

Figure 1. Percentage distribution of 2009 ninth-graders, by 2016
expected occupation at age 30

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09) Second Follow-Up.