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 in Practice

This page is currently under construction.
Please check back later to learn how researchers use NPSAS, BPS, and B&B studies to study the following topics:
  • Financial aid
  • Persistence
  • Degree/credential attainment
  • Debt and repayment
  • Employment while enrolled
  • Employment outcomes after leaving school
  • Income
  • Graduate school patterns