Source: Data Point 2020-019.
Source: Data Point 2020-060.
Source: Data Point 2019-154.
Source: NCES 2020-003.
Source: NCES 2019-123.
Source: NCES 2019-123.
Source: NCES 2020-082.
What percentage of fall 2009 ninth-graders had earned a high school diploma by February 2016?
Among fall 2009 ninth-graders who had not enrolled in postsecondary education by February 2016, what percentage had worried about having enough money for regular expenses in 2015?
In 2015, three-fifths of fall 2009 ninth-graders who had not enrolled in postsecondary education after high school had worried about having enough money for regular expenses like food, clothing, housing, and transportation in 2015.
Among fall 2009 ninth-graders who had enrolled in postsecondary education by February 2016, what percentage did so soon after high school?
Postsecondary Occupational Education Among Students Who Took Career and Technical Education in High School
About one-quarter of high school graduates who had concentrated in a career and technical education (CTE) area in high school pursued study in the same CTE area after enrolling in postsecondary education.
Labor Market Outcomes for High School Career and Technical Education Participants: 2016
High school graduates who earned 3.00 or more CTE credits during high school were less often unemployed and more often received health insurance and retirement benefits, compared to their peers with fewer CTE credits.
High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09) Features
- Nationally representative, longitudinal study of 23,000+ 9th graders from 944 schools in 2009, with a first follow-up in 2012 and a second follow-up in 2016
- Students followed throughout secondary and postsecondary years
- Surveys of students, their parents, math and science teachers, school administrators, and school counselors
- A new student assessment in algebraic skills, reasoning, and problem solving for 9th and 11th grades
- 10 state representative datasets
HSLS:09 Data Collection Waves
- Base Year (2009)
- First Follow-up (2012)
- 2013 Update (2013)
- High School Transcripts (2013-2014)
- Second Follow-up (2016)
- Postsecondary Transcripts (2017-18) - Available now
A new Data Point investigates whether high school students met with counselors about college and how meetings varied by parental education level. It also describes whether students later attended college and if attendance varied by whether students met with a counselor about college. High School Counselor Meetings about College, College Attendance, and Parental Education (2023-097).
Students are more likely to attend college within 3 years of high school if they think their family can afford it. Learn more about a new analysis using HSLS:09 data in College affordability views and college enrollment.
Arts credits earned by high school graduates differed by student demographics, as shown in a new Data Point report: Arts credits earned in high school and postsecondary enrollment: Differences by background characteristics. The Data Point also shows differences in postsecondary enrollment by numbers of arts credits earned in high school.
Now available! Geographical information for HSLS:09 sample members, at each wave of data collection. Restricted-use licenses are required for access of the HSLS:09 Geocodes file. Learn more on the HSLS:09 Available Data page.
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.
HS&B: High School and Beyond
NELS:88: National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988
ELS:2002: Education Longitudinal Study of 2002
HSLS:09; High School Longitudinal Study of 2009
F1: First follow-up data collection
F2: Second follow-up data collection
F3: Third follow-up data collection
F4: Fourth follow-up data collection
F5: Fifth follow-up data collection
HST: High School Transcript
PST: Post-secondary Transcript