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The National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS) examines the characteristics of students in postsecondary education, with special focus on how they finance their education.

User-Requested Tables Prepared by NCES

Tables created by NCES staff in response to our most recent user requests are listed below, and include data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and NCES sample surveys, including the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS), Baccalaureate and Beyond (B&B), and the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS).

Older user requested tables are archived in the College and Career Tables Library.

Questions? Contact nces.info@rti.org.

  • Student Characteristics and Academic Experiences
    • Enrollment
      • Bachelor's degree recipients that enroll in community colleges after graduation Percentage distribution of 2007–08 first-time bachelor's degree recipients' first post-baccalaureate enrollment after bachelor's degree attainment, by selected individual and institutional characteristics: 2008–2012 Excel (28 KB)
    • Fields of study, coursetaking, and performance
      • Weighted count of undergraduate and graduate students in STEM by race/ethnicity Weighted count of undergraduate and graduate students who had a major field of study with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, by race/ethnicity: 2007–08, 2011–12, 2015–16 Excel (34 KB)
        Percentage of undergraduate and graduate students in STEM by race/ethnicity Percentage of undergraduate and graduate students who had a major field of study with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, by race/ethnicity: 2007–08, 2011–12, 2015–16 Excel (32 KB)
        Excel (SE) (29 KB)
        Military students with undecided field of study UNDECIDED FIELD OF STUDY: Percentage of first-time postsecondary students whose field of study in their first degree program at their first institution was undecided or decided but undeclared, by military status: 2011–12 Excel (14 KB)
        Undergraduate GPA by disability status GPA BY DISABILITY STATUS: Percentage distribution of grade point average when last enrolled among 2011–12 first-time postsecondary students, by disability status: 2012–17 Excel (18 KB)
    • Persistence and Attainment
      • Attainment by gender and STEM field, 1990–94 ATTAINMENT BY GENDER AND STEM FIELD OF STUDY: Percentage distribution of 5-year attainment status or level at last institution enrolled among 1989–90 first-time postsecondary students, by gender and STEM field of study: 1990–94 Excel (20 KB)
        Attainment by gender and STEM field, 1996–2001 ATTAINMENT BY GENDER AND STEM FIELD OF STUDY: Percentage distribution of 6-year attainment status or level at last institution enrolled among 1995–96 first-time postsecondary students, by gender and STEM field of study: 1996–2001 Excel (20 KB)
        Attainment by gender and STEM field, 2004–09 ATTAINMENT BY GENDER AND STEM FIELD OF STUDY: Percentage distribution of 6-year attainment status or level at last institution enrolled among 2003–04 first-time postsecondary students, by gender and STEM field of study: 2004–09 Excel (20 KB)
        Attainment by gender and STEM field, 2012–17 ATTAINMENT BY GENDER AND STEM FIELD OF STUDY: Percentage distribution of 6-year attainment status or level at last institution enrolled among 2011–12 first-time postsecondary students, by gender and STEM field of study: 2012–17 Excel (20 KB)
        HBCU minority 3-year attainment and retention, 2006 Among 2003–04 first-time postsecondary students whose first institution was a public or private nonprofit institution, percentage distribution of students' 3-year retention and attainment at their first institution, by race/ethnicity, Historically Black College and University (HBCU) status of first institution, and percentage of minority enrollment at first institution: 2004–06 Excel (17 KB)
        HBCU minority 3-year attainment and retention, 2014 Among 2011–12 first-time postsecondary students whose first institution was a public or private nonprofit institution, percentage distribution of students' 3-year retention and attainment at their first institution, by race/ethnicity, Historically Black College and University (HBCU) status of first institution, and percentage of white student enrollment at first institution: 2012–14 Excel (19 KB)
        HBCU minority 6-year attainment and retention, 2009 Among 2003–04 first-time postsecondary students whose first institution was a public or private nonprofit institution, percentage distribution of students' 6-year retention and attainment at their first institution, by race/ethnicity, Historically Black College and University (HBCU) status of first institution, and percentage of minority enrollment at first institution: 2004–09 Excel (19 KB)
        Number of Times Changed Major Percentage distribution of 2003-04 beginning postsecondary students, by the number of times they changed their major through 2009, by type of first institution attended in 2003-04 and type of last institution attended through 2009 Excel (13 KB)
        Reasons for Dropout Among first-time postsecondary students in 2003–04, the percentage who indicated various reasons for leaving school, by selected institution and student characteristics: 2003–04 and 2005–06 Excel (63 KB)
        Remedial course taking and persistence/ attainment Among 2003–04 beginning postsecondary students who first enrolled in public 4-year institutions, percentage distribution of students according to their postsecondary persistence and highest degree attainment as of 2009, by remedial course enrollment and completion status: 2003–09 Excel (23 KB)
        Retention and attainment among independent students age 18–23 RETENTION AND ATTAINMENT: Percentage distribution of 1-year attainment and retention and 6-year attainment status among 2011–12 first-time postsecondary students who were financially independent and age 18–23, by selected enrollment and student characteristics: 2012–17 Excel (21 KB)
        Undergraduate degree attainment by disability status ATTAINMENT BY DISABILITY STATUS: Percentage distribution of 6-year attainment status or level of last institution enrolled among 2011–12 first-time postsecondary students, by disability status: 2012–17 Excel (18 KB)
    • Student Characteristics
      • Degree Completion by Veteran Status Percentage of undergraduate students who completed a certificate, associate's degree or bachelor's degree within 6 years of first enrollment, by veteran status, institution level, institution control, and institution sector: 2003–04 to 2008–09 Excel (21 KB)
        Graduate student in-state and out-of-state attendance Percentage distribution of graduate students, by in-state or out-of-state attendance status and institutional and enrollment characteristics: 2015–16 Excel (36 KB)
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        Military Service Enrollment, First Year Percentage distribution and Number of first-year undergraduate students' military service, by institution control and level: 2015-16 Excel (20 KB)
        Percentage of undergraduates age 18–23 who were orphans ORPHAN STATUS: Percentage of undergraduates age 18–23 who were orphans, wards of court, emancipated minors, or in legal guardianship, by selected enrollment and student characteristics: 2015–16 Excel (16 KB)
        Precollege Academic Preparation Among 2003–04 first-time postsecondary students age 23 or younger, percentage distribution of students' precollege academic preparation at U.S. public 2- and 4- year institutions: 2004 Excel (15 KB)
        Undergraduate in-state and out-of-state attendance Percentage distribution of undergraduates, by in-state or out-of-state attendance status and institutional and enrollment characteristics: 2015–16 Excel (39 KB)
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        Undergraduate Veterans Percentage of undergraduate students who were veterans, by institution level, institution control, and institution sector: 2007–08 and 2011–12 Excel (19 KB)
        Undergraduates with Employer Aid by Institution Type, 2011–12 Percentage of Undergraduate Students with Employer Aid by Type of Institution, and Average Amount Received: 2011–12 Excel (12 KB)
        Undergraduates without Bank Accounts Percentage of all undergraduates without checking or savings accounts, by selected characteristics: 2011–12 Excel (14 KB)
  • Student Financial Aid and Employment
    • Employment
      • Percentage of 2015–16 college graduates who were self-employed in 2017 EMPLOYER TYPE: Among 2015–16 bachelor’s degree recipients who were ever employed for pay within 12 months after completion of their bachelor's degree, percentage distribution of employer type, by bachelor’s degree major: 2017 Excel (18 KB)
        Excel (SE) (17 KB)
        Percentage of 2007–08 college graduates who were self-employed in 2012 SELF-EMPLOYMENT: Among 2007–08 bachelor’s degree recipients, percentage who were self-employed approximately four years after completion of their bachelor's degree, by bachelor’s degree major: 2012 Excel (17 KB)
        Excel (SE) (16 KB)
    • Financial Need
      • Average Financial Need Average financial need (total price of attendance minus expected family contribution) among 2011-12 undergraduates with financial need, by type of institution and class level: 2011-12 Excel (19 KB)
        Students with Financial Need Percentage of 2011-12 undergraduates who had financial need (total price of attendance minus expected family contribution), by type of institution and class level: 2011-12 Excel (20 KB)
    • Grants (including scholarships) and Work-study
      • Average and median income in constant 2010 dollars by Pell grant amount Average and median income in constant 2010 dollars of dependent students' parents and of independent students, by Federal Pell grant status and amount: 2015-16 Excel (32 KB)
        Excel (SE) (30 KB)
        Average and median income in current 2014 dollars by Pell grant amount Average and median income in current 2014 dollars of dependent students' parents and of independent students, by Federal Pell grant status and amount: 2015-16 Excel (32 KB)
        Excel (SE) (31 KB)
        Percentage distribution of Federal Pell grant amount, by dependency status and income level Percentage distribution of Federal Pell grant amount, by dependency status and income level: 2015-16 Excel (35 KB)
        Excel (SE) (32 KB)
        Undergraduate merit grants by gender APercentage of undergraduates receiving merit-only grants and average amount received, by source of grant and student's gender: 2011–12 Excel (16 KB)
    • Loans
      • Cumulative Student Loan Debt by Select Characteristics Percentage distribution of total cumulative student loan debt among bachelor's degree recipients, by dependency status and parent income: 2011–12 Excel (15 KB)
        Parent PLUS Borrowing by Stafford Maximum Borrowing Percentage distribution of undergraduate and graduate PLUS loan borrowers, and among students or students' parents who had taken out PLUS loans, percentage distribution of whether the student had also borrowed the annual maximum for Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford loans combined, by degree program: 2011–12 Excel (50 KB)
        Cumulative Undergraduate Borrowing by Type of Loan Percentage of undergraduate students ages 18 to 24 in their 4th (senior) year or above who ever received federal loans, nonfederal loans, or Direct PLUS Loans, and average cumulative amount borrowed, by selected student characteristics and control and level of institution: 2015–16 Excel (32 KB)
    • Prices and Costs
      • Cost of books and supplies for undergraduates Median and mean estimated cost of books and supplies for undergraduates, by institution level and control: 2011–12 Excel (21 KB)
    • Trends
      • Among dependent undergraduates who filed FAFSA, estimated Pell grant eligibility based on expected family contribution (EFC) without adjusting for siblings in college Among dependent undergraduate students who filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in both 2016 and 2017 and were eligible for Pell grants, estimated Pell grant eligibility based on expected family contribution (EFC) if there was no adjustment for number of siblings enrolled in postsecondary education, by race/ethnicity, age, and Pell grant receipt: 2016 Excel (54 KB)
        Among dependent undergraduates who filed FAFSA, percentage whose family size Among dependent undergraduate students who filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in both 2016 and 2017, percentage whose family size changed on their FAFSA between 2016 and 2017, by race/ethnicity and age: 2017 Excel (44 KB)
        Among dependent undergraduates who filed FAFSA, percentage whose parents received child support Among dependent undergraduate students who filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in both 2016 and 2017, percentage whose parents received child support in 2014, by income group, race/ethnicity, and age: 2016 Excel (49 KB)
        Beginning Students with Federal Work-Study Percentage distribution of 2003–04 beginning postsecondary students receiving and not receiving federal work-study, by selected institution and student characteristics: 2004–09 Excel (75 KB)
        Graduating senior cumulative amount borrowed, 2008, 2012, 2016 Among graduating college seniors, percentage who ever borrowed for undergraduate education, and for those who borrowed, average cumulative amount borrowed by institution control: 2008, 2012 and 2016 Excel (41.5 KB)
        Graduating senior, first-generation college student, cumulative amount borrowed, 2008, 2012, 2016 Among graduating college seniors who were first-generation college students, percentage who ever borrowed for undergraduate education, and for those who borrowed, average cumulative amount borrowed by institution control: 2008, 2012, and 2016 Excel (42 KB)
        Graduating senior, not first-generation college student, cumulative amount borrowed, 2008, 2012, 2016 Among graduating college seniors who were not first-generation college students, percentage who ever borrowed for undergraduate education, and for those who borrowed, average cumulative amount borrowed by institution control: 2008, 2012, and 2016 Excel (20 KB)
        Median family income in constant 2010 dollars of Pell Grant recipients, by dependency status Estimates for Median family income in constant 2010 dollars of Pell Grant recipients, by dependency status: 1999–2000, 2003–04, 2007–08, 2011–12, and 2015–16 Excel (31 KB)
        Excel (SE) (29 KB)
        Pell Recipients by Race Among undergraduate students receiving Pell grants in 2011–12, the percentage distribution by race/ethnicity and type of institution Excel (14 KB)
        Percentage of students who received Pell Grants, by dependency status Estimates for Percentage of students who received Pell Grants, by dependency status: 1999–2000, 2003–04, 2007–08, 2011–12, and 2015–16 Excel (30 KB)
        Excel (SE) (27 KB)
        Persistence of Beginning Students with Federal Work-Study Percentage distribution of six-year attainment and persistence rates at any institution among 2003–04 beginning postsecondary students receiving and not receiving federal work-study, by selected institution and student characteristics: 2004–09 Excel (42 KB)
        Trends in Institutional Grant Aid for Undergraduates at Private Nonprofit 4-year Institutions Percentage of full-time, full-year undergraduates with institutional grant aid from private nonprofit 4-year institutions and average amount, by class level: 1995–96, 1999–2000, 2003–04, 2007–08, and 2011–12 Excel (38 KB)
        Trends in Institutional Grant Aid for Undergraduates at Public 4-year Institutions Percentage of full-time, full-year undergraduates with institutional grant aid from public 4-year institutions and average amount, by class level: 1995–96, 1999–2000, 2003–04, 2007–08, and 2011–12 Excel (38 KB)
        Trends in Undergraduate Private Loan Borrowing Percentage of undergraduate students with private loans and, among recipients, average amount borrowed, by selected institutional and student characteristics: 1995–96, 1999–2000, 2003–04, 2007–08, and 2011–12 Excel (27 KB)
        Undergraduates Receiving Federal Aid by Select Characteristics Percent of undergraduates receiving any, federal, state, institurtional, and employer aid, by select characteristics: 1999–2000, 2003–04, 2007–08, and 2011–12 Excel (94 KB)
        Undergraduates Receiving Private Grants Percentage distribution of undergraduates receiving private source grants, by dependency status, race/ethnicity, parents' highest education level, and income group: 2011–12 Excel (19 KB)