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NCES 2018421 First-Generation Students: College Access, Persistence, and Postbachelor’s Outcomes
This Statistics in Brief focuses on students whose parents have not attended college and examines these students’ high school success and postsecondary enrollment, persistence and degree completion once they enrolled in college, and graduate school enrollment and employment outcomes after they attained a bachelor’s degree. Their outcomes are compared to those of their peers whose parents had attended or completed college. This report draws on data from three nationally representative studies from the National Center for Education Statistics: the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002), the 2004/09 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:04/09), and the 2008/12 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:08/12).
2/8/2018
NCES 2018432 Characteristics and Outcomes of Undergraduates With Disabilities
These Web Tables provide information about postsecondary students with disabilities in academic years 2003–04 through 2015–16 using multiple federal data sources. These tables highlight data on demographic and background characteristics, enrollment and academic characteristics, and postsecondary outcomes for students with disabilities. The tables are based on data from several sources: the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09), the American Community Survey (ACS), the 2011–12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12), the 2004/09 and 2012/14 cohorts of the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:04/09 and BPS:12/14), and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
12/20/2017
NCES 2018411 1996/2001 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study Restricted-Use Data File (including the 2015 Federal Student Aid Supplement)
The 1996/01 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:96/01) restricted-use data file contains data on a nationally representative sample of students who began postsecondary education for the first time in the 1995-96 academic year. These sample members were interviewed in their first, third, and sixth year since entering college. These record-level data are based on student interviews and other administrative data sources and allow users to examine topics related to enrollment, persistence, and degree attainment over six academic years, from 1995-96 to 2000-01. The file includes data from 2015 Federal Student Aid Supplement, which appended student loan data from the National Student Loan Data System through 2015.
11/9/2017
NCES 2018412 2004/2009 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study Restricted-Use Data File (including the 2015 Federal Student Aid Supplement and postsecondary education transcripts)
The 2004/09 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:04/09) restricted-use data file contains data on a nationally representative sample of students who began postsecondary education for the first time in the 2003-04 academic year. These sample members were interviewed in their first, third, and sixth year since entering college. These record-level data are based on student interviews and other administrative data sources and allow users to examine topics related to enrollment, persistence, and degree attainment over six academic years, from 2003-04 to 2008-09. The file includes data from the postsecondary education transcripts (PETS) and the 2015 Federal Student Aid Supplement (which appended student loan data from the National Student Loan Data System through 2015).
11/9/2017
NCES 2018409 2015 Federal Student Aid Supplement for the 1996 and 2004 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study Cohorts
This publication provides guidance and documentation to users of the 2015 Federal Student Aid (FSA) Supplements. The 2015 FSA Supplements append data from the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) to the 1996/2001 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:96/01) and the 2004/2009 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:04/09) Restricted Use Data Files.
10/5/2017
NCES 2018410 Repayment of Student Loans as of 2015 Among 1995–96 and 2003–04 First-Time Beginning Students
This First Look report presents selected findings about the repayment of federal student loans using data from the 2015 Federal Student Aid Supplements to two Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Studies (BPS) conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The report focuses on two cohorts of borrowers: those who began their postsecondary education in the 1995–96 academic year (BPS:96/01) and those who began in the 2003–04 academic year (BPS:04/09). The report presents estimates of both cohorts’ cumulative borrowing, repayment, and default statuses as of June 30, 2015, some 20 years after the 1995–96 cohort and 12 years after the 2003–04 cohort began postsecondary education.
10/5/2017
NCES 2018009 First-Generation and Continuing-Generation College Students: A Comparison of High School and Postsecondary Experiences
This Statistics in Brief examines background and educational characteristics, plans for college, postsecondary enrollment, and postsecondary completion patterns of first-generation college students and their peers whose parents have college degrees. The brief also explores how postsecondary plans, attendance, and completion varies between these two groups of students. In addition, the brief presents the reasons why some 2002 high school sophomores who were postsecondary enrollees did not obtain a credential by 2012.
9/26/2017
NCES 2017414 New American Undergraduates: Enrollment Trends and Age at Arrival of Immigrant and Second-Generation Students
This Statistics in Brief profiles the demographic and enrollment characteristics of New Americans (undergraduates who are immigrants or children of immigrants). Based on data from the 2011–12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12), the report examines how the proportions of immigrants (first generation) and children of immigrants (second generation) in postsecondary education have changed over time and compares the demographic characteristics, academic preparation, and postsecondary enrollment of these New Americans with other undergraduates (third generation or higher). The core analysis compares the demographic characteristics, academic preparation, and enrollment characteristics of New American students with a focus on Asian and Hispanic undergraduates. The report also examines immigrant students’ age at arrival in the United States and its association with their academic preparation and enrollment.
11/29/2016
NCES 2016136 First-Time Postsecondary Students in 2011–12: A Profile

This set of Web Tables is the first in a series of four that together provide key information about first-time postsecondary students' characteristics and their 3-year retention, persistence, attainment, withdrawal, stopout, and transfer rates. This particular set of Web Tables provide a profile of America's first-time postsecondary students' personal and enrollment characteristics within the institutions and degree programs they first attended or pursued and the cost of college and receipt of various types of financial aid for first-time students.

The second set of Web Tables in this series, entitled First-Time Postsecondary Students in 2011–12: Three-Year Retention and Attainment at First Institution (https://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2016137), presents 3-year retention and attainment rates at the first institution students attended.

The third set of Web Tables, entitled First-Time Postsecondary Students in 2011–12: Three-Year Persistence and Attainment at Any Institution (https://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2016138), highlights 3-year persistence and attainment rates at any institution attended.

The final set of Web Tables, entitled First-Time Postsecondary Students in 2011–12: Three-Year Withdrawal, Stopout, and Transfer Rates (https://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2016139), presents the year-by-year cumulative rates at which first-time students withdrew from postsecondary education without a degree and the rate at which students stopout or transfer.

9/26/2016
NCES 2016435 After the Post-9/11 GI Bill: A Profile of Military Service Members and Veterans Enrolled in Undergraduate and Graduate Education
This Statistics in Brief examines military service members’ and veterans’ enrollment in undergraduate and graduate education and their use of Veterans’ education benefits before and after the Post-9/11 GI Bill was implemented (2007–08 and 2011–12). The report also compares military students and their nonmilitary counterparts’ enrollment patterns, demographics, disability status, and participation in online education.
8/30/2016
NCES 2016415 A Profile of Military Undergraduates: 2011–12
These Web Tables provide key statistics on military students enrolled as undergraduates, focusing on military students enrolled after the enactment of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The tables use nationally representative student-level data from the 2011–12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12) to detail military students’ demographic and enrollment characteristics and examine their use of Veterans’ education benefits and other student aid. They enable comparisons both among military students—active duty, veteran, reserve, and National Guard personnel—and between military students and nonmilitary students. The tables provide estimates on undergraduate students who received Veterans’ and Department of Defense education benefits as eligible beneficiaries.
7/1/2016
NCES 2016404 2012/14 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:12/14) Restricted-Use Data File
The 2012/14 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:12/14) restricted-use data file contains data on a nationally representative sample of students who began postsecondary education for the first time in the 2011–12 academic year. These students were first surveyed as part of the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study and BPS:12/14 is the first follow-up of these students three years later in 2014. These record-level data allow users to explore topics related to persistence, attainment, and retention in postsecondary education over three academic years, from 2011–12 to 2013–14.
5/31/2016
NCES 2016062 2012/14 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:12/14) Data File Documentation
This publication describes the methodology used in the 2012/14 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:12/14). BPS:12/14 is the first follow-up study of students who began postsecondary education in the 2011 – 12 academic year. These students were first interviewed as part of the 2011 – 12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12). In particular, this report details the methodology and outcomes of the BPS:12/14 sample design, student interview design, student interview data collection processes, administrative records matching, data file processing, and weighting procedures.
5/31/2016
NCES 2016144 The Condition of Education 2016
NCES has a mandate to report to Congress on the condition of education by June 1 of each year. The Condition of Education 2016 summarizes important developments and trends in education using the latest available data. The 2016 report presents 43 key indicators on the status and condition of education and are grouped under four main areas: (1) population characteristics, (2) participation in education, (3) elementary and secondary education, and (4) postsecondary education. Also included in the report are 3 Spotlight indicators that provide a more in-depth look at some of the data.
5/26/2016
NCES 2016401 Persistence and Attainment of 2011–12 First-Time Postsecondary Students After 3 Years (BPS:12/14)
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.
1/12/2016
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