ERIC Number: ED399859
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
A Descriptive Summary of 1992-93 Bachelor's Degree Recipients 1 Year Later, with an Essay on Time to Degree. Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study. Statistical Analysis Report.
McCormick, Alexander C.; And Others
This report presents selected findings from the 1993/94 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study First Followup survey. The report found that only 36 percent of 1992-93 bachelor's degree recipients completed their degree within 4 years of beginning postsecondary education. Students who delayed their entry into postsecondary education took longer to complete their degree, as did those who began postsecondary education at a less-than-4-year institution. The first section presents a brief profile of the study's nationally representative sample of 10,080 recipients of bachelor's degrees at 648 institutions in 1992-93, including gender and race, age at degree receipt, degree-granting institution, and point of entry into postsecondary education. The second section presents an analysis of the amount of time taken to complete the degree and includes such data as sample definition and outcome measures, timing of entry into postsecondary education, time between high school graduation and bachelor's degree completion, interruptions in enrollment, time between entry into postsecondary education and bachelor's degree completion, gender and race, timing of entry and preparation for college, institutions attended, major field of study, and debt. The compendium provides detailed tables and describes the employment and enrollment experiences of this population in the year after graduation. Appended are a glossary of terms and technical notes on the study methodology. (CK)
Descriptors: Age, Bachelors Degrees, College Graduates, Degrees (Academic), Enrollment Trends, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Longitudinal Studies, Majors (Students), Outcomes of Education, Race, Sex, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Time Factors (Learning), Time to Degree, Undergraduate Study
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.