2004/2009 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study Restricted-Use Data File now available.
The newly released BPS:04/09 restricted-use data are now available for restricted-use license holders. BPS:04/09 followed a cohort of 2003-04 first-time beginning students in their first, third, and sixth year since entering college. These record-level data are based on student interviews and other administrative data sources and allow users to examine topics related to enrollment, persistence, and degree attainment over six academic years, from 2003-04 to 2008-09. Transcripts were also collected from all the institutions ever attended by BPS cohort members over a six year period. Transcript data will be available in the fall of 2011 as a separate restricted-use file.