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NCES 2016405 Remedial Coursetaking at U.S. Public 2- and 4-Year Institutions: Scope, Experiences, and Outcomes
This Statistical Analysis Report provides a descriptive analysis of beginning postsecondary students’ coursetaking spanning the 6 year period between 2003 and 2009, documenting the scope, intensity, timing, and completion of remedial coursetaking and its association with various postsecondary outcomes among students who began at public 2 and 4 year institutions. The analysis uses nationally representative data from the 2004/09 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:04/09) and its associated 2009 Postsecondary Education Transcript Study (PETS:09).
9/6/2016
NCES 2015035 Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002) Postsecondary Education Transcript Study Restricted-use Data File
This is the restricted-use file for the postsecondary transcript collection of the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002). This release includes data for the Base Year, First Follow-up, High School Transcript and Second Follow-up collections, as well as the Third Follow-up collection. New data focus on postsecondary persistence and completion, postsecondary coursetaking, remedial courses, transfer credit, and GPA.
4/20/2015
NCES 2015314 Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002) Postsecondary Transcripts Public-use Data File
This is the public-use file for the postsecondary transcript collection of the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002). This release includes data for the Base Year, First Follow-up, Second Follow-up, and Third Follow-up collections. New data focus on postsecondary completion and coursetaking.
4/20/2015
NCES 2015033 Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002) Postsecondary Education Transcript Study Data File Documentation
This report describes the methodology and results of the ELS:2002 Postsecondary Education Transcript Study (ELS:2002 PETS), both in its particular focus and in the context of the larger study and other studies in the same series. This report was developed from and supports analysis of the restricted-use transcript files (NCES 2015-035) and, therefore, is available only to licensed data users.
4/20/2015
NCES 2015034 Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A First Look at the Postsecondary Transcripts of 2002 High School Sophomores
The Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002) tracks the educational and developmental experiences of a nationally representative sample of United States high school students who were sophomores in the spring of 2002. This First Look report provides a descriptive portrait of their postsecondary education experiences through the end of the 2012-13 academic year by using information obtained during the postsecondary transcript data collection conducted in 2013–14.
4/16/2015
NCES 2015027 Baccalaureate Degree Recipients’ Early Labor Market and Education Outcomes: 1994, 2001, and 2009
These Web Tables compare the education and labor force outcomes of 1992–93, 1999–2000, and 2007–08 baccalaureate degree recipients 1 year after graduation by their undergraduate major field of study, including science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The data are drawn from three iterations of the Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:93/94, 2000/01, and 08/09). The outcomes presented in these tables include further education enrollment following the bachelor’s degree, employment status, and occupational field. The tables also present information on the 1-year education and labor force outcomes of 2007–08 bachelor’s degree recipients by the credits they earned in selected fields as undergraduates. Information on undergraduate credits was drawn from transcripts collected from the institutions that granted the graduates’ bachelor’s degrees.
11/14/2014
NCES 2014163 Transferability of Postsecondary Credit Following Student Transfer or Coenrollment
This statistical analysis report provides an in-depth examination of the transfer of credit among postsecondary education institutions using longitudinal data from the 2004/09 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:04/09).
8/20/2014
NCES 2014041 2008/09 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:08/09) - Full-scale Methodology Report
The 2008/09 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:08/09), conducted for the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), collected information primarily about students’ education and employment in the first year following receipt of their bachelor’s degree.

This report describes the methodology and findings of the B&B:08/09 data collection, which included a student interview, a transcript data collection, and an administrative data records match.
11/22/2013
NCES 2013755 Today’s Baccalaureate: The Fields and Courses That 2007–08 Bachelor’s Degree Recipients Studied
This set of Web Tables uses data from the Postsecondary Education Transcript Study (PETS) and the 2008/09 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:08/09) to provide estimates on the broad fields and specific courses baccalaureate degree holders pursue. The tables first present students’ participation in 37 different fields by sex, race/ethnicity, age, first postsecondary institution sector, bachelor’s degree institution sector, and major. The tables then show the courses most commonly taken by bachelor’s degree recipients at large, bachelor’s degree recipients who began in 2-year colleges, and bachelor’s degree recipients who pursue specific majors. The final two tables report the five STEM courses in which non-STEM majors most frequently earned credits, and the five non-STEM courses in which STEM majors most frequently earned credits.
5/23/2013
NCES 2013157 Web Tables—Characteristics of Certificate Completers With Their Time to Certificate and Labor Market Outcomes
These Web Tables provide estimates of certificate credit requirements, certificate completion times, and labor market outcomes for undergraduate students who entered postsecondary education for the first time in 2003–04 and whose postsecondary transcripts indicated the first credential earned by spring 2009 was a subbaccalaureate certificate (certificate completers). The results are based on data from about 1,700 certificate completers representing a population of approximately 311,000 students in the 2003–04 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study, Second Follow-up (BPS:04/09), a nationally representative sample of undergraduates first interviewed during the 2003–04 academic year and followed over a period of 6 academic years.
1/24/2013
NCES 2013151REV Web Tables—An Overview of Classes Taken and Credits Earned by Beginning Postsecondary Students
These Web Tables provide an overview of classes taken and credits earned by a nationwide sample of first-time beginning postsecondary students based on data from the Postsecondary Education Transcript Study (PETS) of the 2004/09 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study. PETS collected transcripts from all the postsecondary institutions students attended, providing a complete 6-year record of students’ coursetaking and credit accumulation. Topics covered in these Web Tables include precollege credits, remedial education participation, withdrawals and repeated courses, and credits earned in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Tables also present credits earned in each year of enrollment and total credits earned by whether students earned a credential.
11/5/2012
NCES 2013152 STEM in Postsecondary Education: Entrance, Attrition, and Coursetaking Among 2003-2004 Beginning Postsecondary Students
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields are widely regarded as critical to the national economy. To provide a nationally representative portrait of undergraduate students’ experiences in STEM education, these Web Tables summarize longitudinal data from a cohort of first-time, beginning students who started postsecondary education in a bachelor’s or associate’s degree program in 2003−04, examining their entrance into and attrition from STEM fields and the extent to which they participated in STEM coursework over a period of 6 academic years, from 2003–04 to 2008–09.
10/10/2012
NCES 2012243 2004/2009 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study Restricted-Use Transcript Data Files and Documentation
The Postsecondary Education Transcript Study restricted-use data file contains transcript data from study members in the 2004/09 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:04/09). BPS:04/09 includes a nationally representative sample of students who began postsecondary education for the first time in the 2003-04 academic year. Transcripts were collected on sample members from every institution attended between the 2003-04 academic year and the 2008-09 academic year. Data from student interviews and administrative sources are available in a separate restricted use file.
3/7/2012
NCES 2012271 Characteristics of Associate’s Degree Attainers and Time to Associate’s Degree
These Web Tables provide estimates on completion times for undergraduate students who entered postsecondary education for the first time in 2003–04 and whose first degree attained by spring 2009 was an associate’s degree using data from the 2004/09 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study. Results are shown by enrollment, demographic, and employment characteristics and are presented separately for students who attended exclusively full time and students who ever attended part time.
3/5/2012
NCES 2012162REV 2010 College Course Map
The College Course Map (CCM) is a taxonomy system for coding postsecondary education courses in NCES research studies. This publication describes how the newest version of the College Course Map was updated and provides a listing of all the course codes used for the postsecondary education transcript studies conducted in 2009 (PETS:09) .
1/19/2012
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