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.

Available Data

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:

Restricted-use data are available under restricted-use license. Find out more about how to obtain a restricted-use license here:

Data Information and Issues

Additional information about data issues: