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Nontraditional Undergraduates:

Trends in Enrollment from 1986 to 1992 and Persistence and Attainment Among 1989-90 Beginning Postsecondary Students

November 1996

(NCES 97-578) Ordering information

This statistical analysis report uses data from the three administrations of the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study conducted in 1986-87, 1989-90, and 1992-93 (NPSAS:87, NPSAS:90, and NPSAS:93) to examine enrollment trends of nontraditional students. It then uses data from the Beginning Postsecondary Students (BPS:90/94) longitudinal survey to explore the persistence and attainment of nontraditional students who first began their postsecondary education in 1989-90. A full copy of this statistical report is available in portable document format (Adobe Acrobat PDF). You need the Acrobat Reader software to view these files.

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Definitions and Data

Trends in Nontraditional Student Enrollment

Persistence and Attainment of Nontraditional Students

Summary and Conclusions

Appendix A: Glossary

Appendix B: Technical Notes and Methodology