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Title: First-Time Postsecondary Students in 2011–12: Three-Year Withdrawal, Stopout, and Transfer Rates

This set of Web Tables is the fourth 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 has two sections. Section 1 focuses on withdrawal, presenting the year-by-year cumulative rates at which first-time students withdrew from postsecondary education without a degree for all 201112 first-time postsecondary institution and for students at institutions that vary by control (i.e., public, private nonprofit, and for-profit) and level (e.g., less-than-2-year, 2-year, 4-year). Section 2 of these Web Tables explores stopout and transfer.

The first set of Web Tables in this series, entitled First-Time Postsecondary Students in 201112: A Profile (, provides a profile of America's first-time postsecondary students.

The second set of Web Tables, entitled First-Time Postsecondary Students in 201112: Three-Year Retention and Attainment at First Institution (, 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 201112: Three-Year Persistence and Attainment at Any Institution (, highlights 3-year persistence and attainment rates at any institution attended.

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Cover Date: September 2016
Web Release: September 26, 2016
Publication #: NCES 2016139
Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Tables
Survey/Program Areas: Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Tables, please contact:
David Richards.