ERIC Number: ED314508
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Patterns and Trends of Delayed Entry into Postsecondary Education: 1972, 1980, and 1982 High School Graduates. E.D. TABS. National Longitudinal Study 1972. High School and Beyond.
Eagle, Eva; Schmitt, Carl
The data presented in this Department of Education (ED) Tabulation compare how the 1972, 1980, and 1982 high school graduate cohorts differ by type of program, type of institution, and time of entry into postsecondary education (PE). Three tables provide information for each cohort on enrollment in PE by type of postsecondary institution. Three other tables show the mean length of delay in months for each type of school. They also show the percentage of delayed entrants enrolling within 2 years, from 2 to 3 years, and more than 3 years after high school graduation. Data were based on the National Longitudinal Study of 1972 high school seniors, and the High School and Beyond 1980 senior and sophomore cohorts. Data elements used in this analysis for the 1980 senior and sophomore cohorts were drawn from the base year and first through third follow-up surveys. Data for the 1972 senior cohort were drawn from the base year, first through fifth follow-ups, and transcript file. Selected results indicate that: students entering 2-year or 4-year institutions delayed entry less than did those who entered institutions offering less-than-2-year programs; a higher proportion of students who entered 4-year institutions entered in the fall term immediately after high school graduation, as compared to students in other types of institutions; and compared to the 1972 cohort, a higher proportion of the postsecondary students from the 1980 and 1982 graduating classes enrolled in institutions offering programs of less than 2 years. The location of a few key statistics and their standard errors, and a discussion of technical notes and methodology are provided. (RLC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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