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Open  Data Products

IPEDS Presents: NCES Postsecondary Surveys
NCES Number: 2017136   Release Date: April 30, 2018  

1996/2001 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study Restricted-Use Data File (including the 2015 Federal Student Aid Supplement)
NCES Number: 2018411   Release Date: November 9, 2017  

2004/2009 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study Restricted-Use Data File (including the 2015 Federal Student Aid Supplement and postsecondary education transcripts)
NCES Number: 2018412   Release Date: November 9, 2017  

2012/14 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:12/14) Restricted-Use Data File
NCES Number: 2016404   Release Date: May 31, 2016  

2004/2009 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study Restricted-Use Transcript Data Files and Documentation
NCES Number: 2012243   Release Date: March 7, 2012  

2004/2009 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study Restricted-Use Data File
NCES Number: 2011244   Release Date: March 8, 2011  

NCES-Barron's Admissions Competitiveness Index Data Files: 1972, 1982, 1992, 2004, 2008
NCES Number: 2010331   Release Date: December 2, 2009  

2004/06 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study Data Analysis System
NCES Number: 2007185   Release Date: October 11, 2007  

Beginning Postsecondary Students BPS:96/01 Restricted CD
NCES Number: 2003160   Release Date: August 13, 2003  

CD-ROM: Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study Second Follow-up Data Analysis System (DAS) BPS:96/01
NCES Number: 2003159   Release Date: March 13, 2003  

Beginning Postsecondary Students - BPS:96/01 Data Analysis System
NCES Number: 2003163   Release Date: January 17, 2003  

CD-ROM: Electronic Codebooks for Windows 95/98
NCES Number: 2000193   Release Date: May 29, 2000  

CD-ROM: Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study First Follow-up (BPS:96/98) Public Use Data Analysis System (DAS)
NCES Number: 2000155   Release Date: May 1, 2000  

CD-ROM: Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study Second Followup (BPS:90/94) Public Use Data Analysis System
NCES Number: 96151   Release Date: July 22, 1996  

CD-ROM: Beginning Postsecondary Students First Follow-up (BPS:90/92) Data Analysis System
NCES Number: 95367   Release Date: December 9, 1994  

CD-ROM: BPS First Follow-up
NCES Number: 94673   Release Date: September 21, 1994  

CD-ROM: Beginning Postsecondary Students 1992 Follow-up - BPS:90/92
NCES Number: 94308   Release Date: July 23, 1994  

Open  Reports

Digest of Education Statistics, 2016
NCES Number: 2017094   Release Date: February 20, 2018  

The Condition of Education 2017
NCES Number: 2017144   Release Date: May 25, 2017  

Digest of Education Statistics, 2015
NCES Number: 2016014   Release Date: December 8, 2016  

Remedial Coursetaking at U.S. Public 2- and 4-Year Institutions: Scope, Experiences, and Outcomes
NCES Number: 2016405   Release Date: September 6, 2016  

Digest of Education Statistics, 2014
NCES Number: 2016006   Release Date: April 28, 2016  

Digest of Education Statistics, 2013
NCES Number: 2015011   Release Date: May 7, 2015  

Transferability of Postsecondary Credit Following Student Transfer or Coenrollment
NCES Number: 2014163   Release Date: August 20, 2014  

Digest of Education Statistics, 2012
NCES Number: 2014015   Release Date: December 31, 2013  

STEM Attrition: College Students’ Paths Into and Out of STEM Fields
NCES Number: 2014001rev   Release Date: November 26, 2013  

Digest of Education Statistics, 2011
NCES Number: 2012001   Release Date: June 13, 2012  

Digest of Education Statistics, 2010
NCES Number: 2011015   Release Date: April 5, 2011  

Digest of Education Statistics, 2009
NCES Number: 2010013   Release Date: April 7, 2010  

On Track to Complete? A Taxonomy of Beginning Community College Students and Their Outcomes 3 Years After Enrolling: 2003-04 through 2006
NCES Number: 2009152   Release Date: July 28, 2009  

Digest of Education Statistics, 2008
NCES Number: 2009020   Release Date: March 18, 2009  

Community Colleges: Special Supplement to The 2008 Condition of Education
NCES Number: 2008033   Release Date: August 20, 2008  

Descriptive Summary of 2003-04 Beginning Postsecondary Students: Three Years Later
NCES Number: 2008174   Release Date: July 30, 2008  

Digest of Education Statistics, 2007
NCES Number: 2008022   Release Date: March 25, 2008  

Differential Characteristics of 2-Year Postsecondary Institutions
NCES Number: 2007164rev   Release Date: August 10, 2007  

Digest of Education Statistics, 2006
NCES Number: 2007017   Release Date: July 26, 2007  

Part-Time Undergraduates in Postsecondary Education: 2003–04
NCES Number: 2007165   Release Date: June 27, 2007  

Students Entering and Leaving Postsecondary Occupational Education: 1995-2001
NCES Number: 2007041   Release Date: March 28, 2007  

Digest of Education Statistics, 2005
NCES Number: 2006030   Release Date: August 10, 2006  

Digest of Education Statistics, 2004
NCES Number: 2006005   Release Date: October 12, 2005  

Waiting to Attend College: Undergraduates Who Delay Their Postsecondary Enrollment
NCES Number: 2005152   Release Date: June 16, 2005  

The Road Less Traveled? Students Who Enroll in Multiple Institutions
NCES Number: 2005157   Release Date: May 31, 2005  

Gender Differences in Participation and Completion of Undergraduate Education and How They Have Changed Over Time
NCES Number: 2005169   Release Date: February 25, 2005  

Digest of Education Statistics, 2003
NCES Number: 2005025   Release Date: December 30, 2004  

College Persistence on the Rise? Changes in 5-Year Degree Completion and Postsecondary Persistence Rates Between 1994 and 2000
NCES Number: 2005156   Release Date: November 15, 2004  

Education Statistics Quarterly-Vol. 5 Issue 3
NCES Number: 2004609   Release Date: April 22, 2004  

Community College Students: Goals, Academic Preparation, and Outcomes
NCES Number: 2003164   Release Date: June 25, 2003  

Digest of Education Statistics, 2002
NCES Number: 2003060   Release Date: June 23, 2003  

Descriptive Summary of 1995-96 Beginning Postsecondary Students: Six Years Later
NCES Number: 2003151   Release Date: December 16, 2002  

Short-Term Enrollment in Postsecondary Education: Student Background and Institutional Differences in Reasons for Early Departure, 1996–98
NCES Number: 2003153   Release Date: November 21, 2002  

Persistence and Attainment of Beginning Students with Pell Grants
NCES Number: 2002169   Release Date: May 7, 2002  

Digest of Education Statistics, 2001
NCES Number: 2002130   Release Date: March 1, 2002  

High School Academic Curriculum and the Persistence Path Through College: Persistence and Transfer Behavior of Undergraduates 3 Years After Entering 4-Year Institutions
NCES Number: 2001163   Release Date: September 4, 2001  

Community College Transfer Rates to 4-year Institutions Using Alternative Definitions of Transfer
NCES Number: 2001197   Release Date: July 19, 2001  

Bridging the Gap: Academic Preparation and Postsecondary Success of First-Generation Students
NCES Number: 2001153   Release Date: June 26, 2001  

Entry and Persistence of Women and Minorities in College Science and Engineering Education
NCES Number: 2000601   Release Date: August 17, 2000  

Descriptive Summary of 1995–96 Beginning Postsecondary Students: Three Years Later, With an Essay on Students Who Started at Less-Than-4-Year Institutions.
NCES Number: 2000154   Release Date: March 7, 2000  

Low-Income Students: Who They Are and How They Pay for Their Education.
NCES Number: 2000169   Release Date: March 7, 2000  

Vocational Education in the United States: Toward the Year 2000
NCES Number: 2000029   Release Date: January 24, 2000  

Students with Disabilities in Postsecondary Education: A Profile of Preparation, Participation, and Outcomes
NCES Number: 1999187   Release Date: May 17, 1999  

Stopouts or Stayouts? Undergraduates Who Leave College in Their First Year
NCES Number: 1999087   Release Date: December 3, 1998  

Descriptive Summary of 1995-96 Beginning Postsecondary Students: With Profiles of Students Entering 2- to 4- Year Institutions
NCES Number: 1999030   Release Date: December 1, 1998  

Choosing a Postsecondary Institution
NCES Number: 98080   Release Date: November 17, 1998  

First-Generation Students: Undergraduates Whose Parents Never Enrolled in Postsecondary Education
NCES Number: 98082   Release Date: June 10, 1998  

Postsecondary Financing Strategies: How Undergraduates Combine Work, Borrowing, and Attendance
NCES Number: 98088   Release Date: March 10, 1998  

Early Labor Force Experiences and Debt Burden
NCES Number: 97286   Release Date: September 9, 1997  

Transfer Behavior Among Beginning Postsecondary Students: 1989-94
NCES Number: 97266   Release Date: June 12, 1997  

Nontraditional Undergraduates: Trends in Enrollment from 1986 to 1992 and Persistence and Attainment Among 1989-90 Beginning Postsecondary Students
NCES Number: 97578   Release Date: December 5, 1996  

Descriptive Summary of 1989-90 Beginning Postsecondary Students: 5 Years Later With an Essay on Postsecondary Persistence and Attainment
NCES Number: 96155   Release Date: May 20, 1996  

How Low Income Undergraduates Finance Postsecondary Education: 1992-93
NCES Number: 96161   Release Date: April 30, 1996  

Profile of Part-Time Undergraduates in Postsecondary Education: 1989-90
NCES Number: 95173   Release Date: July 26, 1995  

Minority Undergraduate Participation in Postsecondary Education
NCES Number: 95166   Release Date: June 6, 1995  

Profile of Older Undergraduates: 1989-90
NCES Number: 95167   Release Date: May 30, 1995  

Descriptive Summary of 1989-90 Beginning Postsecondary Students: Two Years Later: 90-92
NCES Number: 94386   Release Date: July 15, 1994  

Open  Shorter Publications

Working Before, During, and After Beginning at a Public 2-Year Institution: Labor Market Experiences of Community College Students
NCES Number: 2018428   Release Date: July 9, 2018  

First-Generation Students: College Access, Persistence, and Postbachelor’s Outcomes
NCES Number: 2018421   Release Date: February 8, 2018  

Characteristics and Outcomes of Undergraduates With Disabilities
NCES Number: 2018432   Release Date: December 20, 2017  

Beginning College Students Who Change Their Majors Within 3 Years of Enrollment
NCES Number: 2018434   Release Date: December 7, 2017  

Repayment of Student Loans as of 2015 Among 1995–96 and 2003–04 First-Time Beginning Students
NCES Number: 2018410   Release Date: October 5, 2017  

Employment Status of Postsecondary Completers in 2009: Examination of Credential Level and Occupational Credentials
NCES Number: 2016107   Release Date: November 15, 2016  

First-Time Postsecondary Students in 2011–12: A Profile
NCES Number: 2016136   Release Date: September 26, 2016  

First-Time Postsecondary Students in 2011–12: Three-Year Retention and Attainment at First Institution
NCES Number: 2016137   Release Date: September 26, 2016  

First-Time Postsecondary Students in 2011–12: Three-Year Persistence and Attainment at Any Institution
NCES Number: 2016138   Release Date: September 26, 2016  

First-Time Postsecondary Students in 2011–12: Three-Year Withdrawal, Stopout, and Transfer Rates
NCES Number: 2016139   Release Date: September 26, 2016  

Persistence and Attainment among Postsecondary Subbaccalaureate Students
NCES Number: 2016083   Release Date: July 21, 2016  

Persistence and Attainment of 2011–12 First-Time Postsecondary Students After 3 Years (BPS:12/14)
NCES Number: 2016401   Release Date: January 12, 2016  

Federal Student Loan Debt Burden of Noncompleters
NCES Number: 2013155   Release Date: April 9, 2013  

Web Tables—Characteristics of Certificate Completers With Their Time to Certificate and Labor Market Outcomes
NCES Number: 2013157   Release Date: January 24, 2013  

Web Tables—An Overview of Classes Taken and Credits Earned by Beginning Postsecondary Students
NCES Number: 2013151rev   Release Date: November 5, 2012  

STEM in Postsecondary Education: Entrance, Attrition, and Coursetaking Among 2003-2004 Beginning Postsecondary Students
NCES Number: 2013152   Release Date: October 10, 2012  

Web Tables—Occupational and Academic Majors in Postsecondary Education: 6-Year Education and Employment Outcomes, 2001 and 2009.
NCES Number: 2012256   Release Date: June 29, 2012  

Characteristics of Associate’s Degree Attainers and Time to Associate’s Degree
NCES Number: 2012271   Release Date: March 5, 2012  

Beginning Subbaccalaureate Students’ Labor Market Experiences: Six Years Later in 2009
NCES Number: 2012273   Release Date: January 18, 2012  

Students Attending For-Profit Postsecondary Institutions: Demographics, Enrollment Characteristics, and 6-Year Outcomes
NCES Number: 2012173   Release Date: December 13, 2011  

Trends in Attainment Among Student Populations at Increased Risk of Noncompletion: Selected Years, 1989–90 to 2008–09
NCES Number: 2012254   Release Date: November 22, 2011  

Community College Student Outcomes: 1994–2009
NCES Number: 2012253   Release Date: November 21, 2011  

Military Service Members and Veterans: A Profile of Those Enrolled in Undergraduate and Graduate Education in 2007–08
NCES Number: 2011163   Release Date: September 20, 2011  

Web Tables—Six-Year Attainment, Persistence, Transfer, Retention, and Withdrawal Rates of Students Who Began Postsecondary Education in 2003-04
NCES Number: 2011152   Release Date: July 14, 2011  

Persistence and Attainment Among Pell Grant Recipients: Results From the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study of 2004/09
NCES Number: 2011275   Release Date: April 19, 2011  

Persistence and Attainment of 2003–04 Beginning Postsecondary Students: After Six Years
NCES Number: 2011151   Release Date: November 30, 2010  

Web Tables: Choosing a Postsecondary Institution: Considerations Reported by Students
NCES Number: 2009186   Release Date: August 4, 2009  

Students Who Study Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in Postsecondary Education
NCES Number: 2009161   Release Date: July 29, 2009  

Persistence and Attainment of 2003-04 Beginning Postsecondary Students: After Three Years
NCES Number: 2007169   Release Date: August 15, 2007  

Condition of Education 2002 in Brief
NCES Number: 2002011   Release Date: September 10, 2002  

Findings from the Condition of Education 2002: Nontraditional Undergraduates
NCES Number: 2002012   Release Date: September 5, 2002  

The Persistence of Employees Who Pursue College Study
NCES Number: 2002118   Release Date: February 19, 2002  

Findings from the Condition of Education 2001: Students Whose Parents Did Not Go to College
NCES Number: 2001126   Release Date: February 13, 2002  

College Access and Affordability
NCES Number: 1999108   Release Date: March 8, 1999  

Electronic E.D. TAB: Persistence and Attainment in Postsecondary Education for Beginning Academic Year 1989-90 Students as of Spring 1992
NCES Number: 94477   Release Date: December 2, 1993  

Open  Technical/Methodological

2015 Federal Student Aid Supplement for the 1996 and 2004 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study Cohorts
NCES Number: 2018409   Release Date: October 5, 2017  

2012/14 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:12/14) Data File Documentation
NCES Number: 2016062   Release Date: May 31, 2016  

2010 College Course Map
NCES Number: 2012162rev   Release Date: January 19, 2012  

2004/09 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:04/09) Methodology Report
NCES Number: 2012246   Release Date: November 30, 2011  

Documentation for the Restricted-Use NCES-Barron's Admissions Competitiveness Index Data Files:1972, 1982, 1992, 2004, and 2008
NCES Number: 2010330   Release Date: December 2, 2009  

2004/06 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:04/06) Methodology Report
NCES Number: 2008184   Release Date: December 11, 2007  

Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study:1996-2001 (BPS:1996/2001) Methodology Report
NCES Number: 2002171   Release Date: July 25, 2002  

Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study First Follow-up 1996-98 (BPS:96/98) Methodology Report
NCES Number: 2000157   Release Date: March 7, 2000  

Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study Second Follow-up (BPS:90/94) Final Technical Report
NCES Number: 96153   Release Date: May 20, 1996  

Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study First Follow-up (BPS:90/92) Final Public Technical Report
NCES Number: 94369   Release Date: July 6, 1994  

Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study Field Test Methodology Report (BPS:90/92)
NCES Number: 92160   Release Date: September 16, 1992