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NCES 2019431 Going Back to College: Undergraduates Who Already Held a Postsecondary Credential
This Data Point presents the percentage of undergraduates who already held a postsecondary certificate or degree while enrolled in 2015–16 and examines the current field of study among those who held a bachelor’s or higher degree.
NCES 2019467 Profile of Undergraduate Students: Attendance, Distance and Remedial Education, Degree Program and Field of Study, Demographics, Financial Aid, Financial Literacy, Employment, and Military Status: 2015–16
These Web Tables provide comprehensive information on undergraduate students who were enrolled in postsecondary institutions during the 2015–16 academic year. Using data from the 2015–16 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:16), these tables include topics on attendance, average grades, credit card debt, participation in distance and remedial education, degree program, field of study, financial aid, financial literacy, military service and veteran status, and student characteristics (including sex, race/ethnicity, age, dependency status, disability status, income, marital status, and parents’ education).
NCES 2018401 Debt After College: Employment, Enrollment, and Student-Reported Stress and Outcomes
These Web Tables present information obtained from the 2008/12 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:08/12) and provide estimates of financial, employment, and enrollment outcomes in the 4 years following graduation for graduates with various levels of student loan debt. The outcomes and decisions of 2007–08 bachelor’s degree recipients are of particular interest because this cohort completed college during the most recent economic recession, which can have implications for outcomes related to employment and additional education (Grusky, Western, and Wimer 2011). B&B:08/12 is a nationally representative, longitudinal sample survey of students who completed the requirements for a bachelor’s degree during the 2007–08 academic year. The data for this report are drawn from the second follow-up, which was conducted in 2012–13. Results are presented by the amount students borrowed, ratio of loan payment to monthly salary, occupation, postbaccalaureate enrollment characteristics, undergraduate institution control, bachelor’s degree major, and demographic characteristics.
NCES 2018139 High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09) Second Follow-Up: A First Look at Fall 2009 Ninth-Graders in 2016
This publication provides descriptive findings from the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09) Second Follow-up. HSLS:09 follows a nationally representative sample of students who were ninth-graders in fall 2009 from the beginning of high school into higher education and the workforce. The second follow-up was conducted from March 2016 through January 2017, approximately 3 years after high school graduation for most of the cohort. The data collected allow researchers to examine an array of young-adulthood outcomes among fall 2009 ninth-graders, including delayed high school completion, postsecondary enrollment, early postsecondary persistence and attainment, labor market experiences, family formation, and family financial support.
NCES 2018434 Beginning College Students Who Change Their Majors Within 3 Years of Enrollment
This Data Point uses data from the 2012/14 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:12/14) to examine the extent to which first-time associate’s and bachelor’s degree students change their majors within the first 3 years of enrollment. The report focuses on how the rate at which students change major varies with their degree program and field of study.
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.
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.
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.
NCES 2016411 Trends in U.S. Subbaccalaureate Certificate Seekers: 2003–04 to 2011–12
This Data Point uses data from the 2004, 2008, and 2012 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS) to present recent trends in undergraduate enrollment in subbaccalaureate certificate programs in the U.S. postsecondary education system. The Data Point also examines subbaccalaureate certificate seekers’ prior educational attainment and major fields of study.
NCES 2015025 Demographic and Enrollment Characteristics of Nontraditional Undergraduates: 2011-12
This set of Web Tables provides an array of descriptive statistics about undergraduates with nontraditional characteristics enrolled in the 2011-12 academic year. The tables present the percentage and distribution of undergraduates who possess specific nontraditional characteristics by demographic, enrollment, and academic characteristics.
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.
NCES 2015167 Profile of Undergraduate Students: 2011-12 (Web Tables)
These Web Tables are a comprehensive source of information on undergraduate students attending postsecondary institutions in the United States during the 2011–12 academic year. Data presented in these tables are from the 2011–12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12). Topics include enrollment and attendance status, degree program, major field of study, average grades, student characteristics (including sex, race/ethnicity, age, dependency status, income, marital status, responsibility for dependents, high school completion status, local residence while enrolled, citizenship status, and parents’ education), financial aid status and credit card debt, work, disability status, and participation in distance and remedial education.
NCES 2014001REV STEM Attrition: College Students’ Paths Into and Out of STEM Fields
This Statistical Analysis Report presents the most recent national statistics on beginning bachelor’s and associate’s degree students’ entrance into, and attrition from, STEM fields. Using recent transcript data, it provides a first look at STEM coursetaking and examines how participation and performance in undergraduate STEM coursework, along with other factors, are associated with STEM attrition. The study is based on data from the 2004/09 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:04/09) and the associated 2009 Postsecondary Education Transcript Study (PETS:09).
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.
NCES 2012256 Web Tables—Occupational and Academic Majors in Postsecondary Education: 6-Year Education and Employment Outcomes, 2001 and 2009.
These Web Tables compare the 6-year education and labor force outcomes for beginning undergraduates who initially enrolled in postsecondary education in 1995–96 and 2003–04 by whether they majored in an academic or occupational field of study. The data are from two iterations of the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:96/01 and BPS:04/09). The first followed first-time undergraduates who began postsecondary education in 1995–96 until June 2001, and the second followed first-time undergraduates who began postsecondary education in 2003–04 until June 2009. Occupational fields in postsecondary education include a range of majors, including business and marketing and health sciences, and account for a majority of undergraduate postsecondary students.
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