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Overview: Purpose

High School & Beyond (HS&B) Features

  • Nationally representative, longitudinal study of 10th and 12th graders in 1980
  • Follow-up surveys conducted throughout their postsecondary years
  • Surveys of students, teachers, and parents of sampled students
  • High school and postsecondary transcripts to enhance analyse

HS&B Focus

  • What are students' trajectories after leaving high school into postsecondary education, the workforce, and beyond?
  • What factors influence the students' educational and career outcomes after passing through the American educational system?

HS&B Data Collection Waves

  • Base Year (1980) – Available now
  • First Follow-up (1982) – Available now
  • High School Transcripts (1983) – Available now
  • Second Follow-up (1984) – Available now
  • Third Follow-up (1986) – Available now
  • Fourth Follow-up (1992) – Available now
  • Postsecondary Transcripts (1993) – Available now

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June 2019:

HS&B data are now available in DataLab! Use restricted-use data from the study to quickly create your own tables in QuickStats and run your own analyses in PowerStats.

July 17, 2012:

Trends Among Young Adults Over Three Decades, 1974-2006

December 2, 2009

NCES-Barron's Admissions Competitiveness Index Data Files: 1972, 1982, 1992, 2004, 2008