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ERIC Number: ED513453
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 66
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
Persistence and Attainment of 2003-04 Beginning Postsecondary Students: After 6 Years. First Look. NCES 2011-151
Radford, Alexandria Walton; Berkner, Lutz; Wheeless, Sara C.; Shepherd, Bryan
National Center for Education Statistics
This "First Look" presents findings from the 2004/09 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:04/09), which collected information over a period of 6 years that describes the enrollment and employment experiences of a national sample of undergraduates who began their postsecondary education for the first time in the 2003-04 academic year. The focus of the tables in this report is on rates of certificate and degree completion among students of different backgrounds starting their postsecondary education at different types of institutions. BPS:04/09 is the third in a series of studies of beginning postsecondary students that have previously covered the years 1990-94 (BPS: 90/94) and 1996-2001 (BPS: 96/01). The purpose of this report is to introduce new data through the presentation of tables containing descriptive information. As a result only selected findings are presented. These findings have been chosen to demonstrate the range of information available when using BPS data rather than to discuss all of the observed differences, and they are not meant to emphasize any particular issue. Appendices include: (1) Glossary; and (2) BPS:04/09 Technical Notes and Methodology. (Contains 15 tables and 16 footnotes.) [To access "Persistence and Attainment of 2003-04 Beginning Postsecondary Students: After Three Years. First Look. NCES 2007-169", see ED497838.]
National Center for Education Statistics. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study
IES Funded: Yes
IES Cited: ED541249; ED544470