How many 2002 high school sophomores went on to become first-generation college students?
Seventy-two percent of students whose parents had never attended college had enrolled in postsecondary education as compared to 84 percent of peers whose parents did have some college education. In addition, 93 percent of students whose parents had earned a bachelor’s degree had enrolled in postsecondary education by 2012.
More students from the class of 2004 than the class of 1992 enrolled in college within 8 years of high school. How did the attainment rates of the two classes compare?
The attainment rate for the class of 2004 was lower than the class of 1992. Fifty-seven percent of the class of 2004 earned a postsecondary credential compared to 61 percent of the class of 1992 who did so.
How did 2002 sophomores' amount of coursetaking in their first year of enrollment compare to earned credentials?
Thirty-seven percent of those who earned less than six credits in the first year of postsecondary enrollment had earned a postsecondary credential by the 2012-13 academic year. In contrast, 69 percent of students who earned twelve credits or more in their first year of enrollment had earned a postsecondary credential by the 2012-13 academic year.
How much did 2002 high school sophomores take out in loans?
As of 2012, 40 percent reported no student loan borrowing; 16 percent reported borrowing more than $0 but less than $10,000; 20 percent reported borrowing at least $10,000 but less than $25,000; 13 percent reported borrowing at least $25,000 but less than $50,000; and 11 percent reported borrowing $50,000 or more.
What were the highest levels of education completed by the 2002 high school sophomores as of 2012?
Thirty-three percent earned a bachelor’s degree or higher; 9 percent earned an associate’s degree; 10 percent earned an undergraduate certificate; 32 percent had postsecondary attendance but no postsecondary credential; 13 percent earned a high school diploma or equivalent; and 3 percent had less than high school completion.
A new brief using ELS:2002 data, Public High School Students' Career and Technical Education Coursetaking:1992 to 2013, examines the CTE coursetaking of public high school graduates in 2013 and changes in CTE coursetaking between graduates in 1992 and those in 2013.
New report released about military service of young adults:
Military Service and Educational Attainment of High School Sophomores After 9/11: Experiences of 2002 High School Sophomores as of 2012.
NCES-Barron’s Admissions Competitiveness Index Data files: 1972, 1982, 1992, 2004, 2008, and 2014 are now available. This file has been updated with new 2014 data from Barron’s American College Profiles (2015 edition). It is available as a restricted-use data file. The data is based on 4-year colleges and universities. The Barron’s ratings can be linked to the elementary/secondary and postsecondary longitudinal studies and can be used for the analysis of 4-year colleges and universities using the NCES postsecondary institution IDs. Contact IES Data Security to request access.
Public-use ELS:2002 data are now available for analysis using the PowerStats tool in the NCES DataLab. Visit the DataLab site to create your own tables and run regressions using ELS data!
NCES has released online ELS training modules! Click here to view.