The Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B) examines students' education and work experiences after they complete a bachelor's degree, with a special emphasis on the experiences of new elementary and secondary teachers.

What's New

  • Baccalaureate and Beyond: A First Look at the Employment Experiences and Lives of College Graduates, 4 Years On (B&B:08/12)
    This report presents initial findings about the employment outcomes of bachelor's degree recipients approximately 4 years after they completed their 2007–08 degrees. These findings are based on data from the second follow-up of the Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:08/12), a nationally representative longitudinal sample survey of students who completed the requirements for a bachelor's degree during the 2007–08 academic year. The study addresses questions related to bachelor's degree recipients' education and employment experiences and includes two follow-ups. The first follow-up, which was conducted 1 year after graduation, explored both undergraduate education experiences and early postbaccalaureate employment and enrollment. This second follow-up, conducted in 2012, examines bachelor's degree recipients' labor market experiences and enrollment in additional postsecondary degree programs through the 4th year after graduation.
  • NCES Releases New Distance Learning Dataset Training (DLDT) Modules
    The DLDT program provides online training modules for several NCES complex survey datasets. These interactive modules allow users to learn about NCES data across the education spectrum and evaluate it for suitability for particular research purposes For more information, go to:
  • New Data Tool – The College and Career Tables Library
    This tool allows users to browse through 5,000+ tables from NCES' postsecondary publications that cover a comprehensive range of topics.
  • Federal Education Tax Benefits: Who receives them and to what extent do They Shape the Price of college attendance?
    This Statistics in Brief applies IRS rules and data to a nationally representative sample of 2007–08 undergraduates to estimate who received education tax benefits and looks at the extent to which these benefits shaped their price of college attendance.
  • Learning at a Distance: Undergraduate Enrollment in Distance Education Courses and Degree
    This Statistics in Brief investigates undergraduates' participation in distance education using nationally representative student-reported data collected through the three most recent administrations of the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:2000, NPSAS:04, and NPSAS:08).
  • Borrowing at the Maximum: Undergraduate Stafford Loan Borrowers in 2007–08
    This Statistics in Brief uses nationally representative data to determine the extent to which undergraduate students borrowed the maximum possible within the limits of the Stafford loan program, defined by students' individual eligibility for financial aid.
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  • 2008–09 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:08/09): A First Look at Recent College Graduates
    The first wave of B&B:08/09 variables are now available via PowerStats. In addition to the traditional B&B variables, a future release will feature college transcript information from the graduates' alma maters.