ERIC Number: ED313400
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972. Postsecondary Education Transcript File [machine-readable data file].
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
The Postsecondary Education Transcript File of the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972 (NLS-72) is a machine-readable data file containing information on transcripts from NLS-72 senior cohort members who reported attending a postsecondary institution after high school. Records were obtained from all types of educational institutions and programs. A total of 19,033 transcripts reflecting the educational activities of 14,759 sample members are included. Information includes major and minor fields of study; periods of enrollment; courses taken; credits earned; and grades received and credentials earned at 2-year and 4-year institutions. Data are organized at the student, transcript, term, and course levels. The student-level records contain: student identification number; number of transcripts requested and received; regular and transfer credits for 50 major subject areas; and survey data and composite variables from the secondary school attended. Transcript-level records include: types, names, and dates of degrees; major and minor fields of study; and grade point averages. Term-level records contain: type of academic term; dates for the terms; and the grading system in effect. Course-level records are: the name of the course; the classification of instructional program; code for the course subject area; grade received; and credits attempted. POPULATION: High School Seniors 1972 (3,000,000). TYPE OF SURVEY: National Survey; Sample Survey; Longitudinal Survey. RESPONDENTS: Administrators. SAMPLE: High School Seniors 1972 (14,759). FREQUENCY: Once. YEAR OF EARLIEST DATA: 1972. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Records, College Credits, College Students, Courses, Databases, Degrees (Academic), Enrollment, Grades (Scholastic), Grading, High School Graduates, Longitudinal Studies, Majors (Students), National Surveys, Online Systems, Postsecondary Education, Statistical Data
U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), Information Technology Branch, 555 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20208-5725. Telephone: (202) 357-6528/6522. ($175).
Publication Type: Machine-Readable Data Files; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972