The Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS) currently surveys cohorts of first-time, beginning students at three points in time: at the end of their first year, and then three and six years after first starting in postsecondary education.
Data are currently available for all BPS studies up to BPS:17.
How do you get the data?
Public access through DataLab. Analyze data online using the tools in the NCES DataLab: https://nces.ed.gov/datalab.
Restricted-use data are available under restricted-use license. Find out more about how to obtain a restricted-use license here: https://nces.ed.gov/statprog/instruct.asp
Data Information and Issues
Additional information about data issues: https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/bps/datainfo.asp