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What's New for July 2016

Persistence and Attainment among Postsecondary Subbaccalaureate Students (July 21, 2016)
This Data Points looks at the 2004-to-2009 rate of persistence and attainment of postsecondary students who were seeking subbaccalaureate credentials in occupational fields of study.

Career and Technical Education Coursetaking and Postsecondary Enrollment and Attainment: High School Classes of 1992 and 2004 (July 21, 2016)
This Data Points looks at two cohorts of public high school graduates, comparing their 8-year postsecondary enrollment and attainment rates, overall and based on the number of occupational CTE credits graduates had earned in high school.

Postsecondary Institutions and Price of Attendance in 2015-16; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2014-15; and 12-Month Enrollment: 2014-15: First Look (Preliminary Data) (July 14, 2016)
This First Look report is a preliminary report of the data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) fall 2015 collection,, which included three survey components: Institutional Characteristics for the 2015-16 academic year, Completions covering the period July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015, and data on 12-Month Enrollment for the 2014-15 academic year.

New Data Point Available about High School Students' Changing Self-Perceptions of Math and Science Ability (July 14, 2016)
This Data Point uses data from the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009, collected in 2009 when students were high school freshmen, and in 2012, when most students were in their junior year of high school. The study has an overarching STEM focus, and included student self-assessment of confidence in math and science and information indicating their self and others’ assessment of their math abilities. At two points in high school, students were asked about their confidence in their ability to do math and science coursework, and about their perceptions of themselves as a “math person” or a “science person.” Results are presented by sex.

STATS-DC Data Conference (July 12, 2016)
NCES is hosting the STATS-DC Data Conference, from July 12-14, 2016, at The Mayflower Hotel.

NCES Releases Tables on Military Students (July 1, 2016)
These Web Tables provide key statistics on military students enrolled as undergraduates, focusing on military students enrolled after the enactment of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The tables detail military students' demographic and enrollment characteristics and examine their use of Veterans' education benefits and other student aid.