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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)
    • Persistence and Attainment
      • 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)
    • 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)
        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)
        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 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
    • 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
      • 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)
        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)
        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)