ERIC Number: ED365701
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Persistence and Attainment in Postsecondary Education for Beginning AY 1989-90 Students as of Spring 1992. Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study 1992 Followup (BPS: 90/92). E.D. TABS.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
The Beginning Postsecondary Students (BPS) study followed a group of students who began their postsecondary education in the 1989-90 academic year. The follow-up in the spring of 1992 explored the persistence and degree attainment of these beginners (approximately 10,600 students). As expected, many initially enrolled for programs of less than 4 years were no longer enrolled, but about two-thirds of beginners in four-year institutions were still enrolled. First-year dropout rates were higher in public four-year institutions than in private institutions. Females were less likely than males to leave postsecondary education in the first year. Asians were most likely to be still enrolled, at 63 percent, while Whites remained enrolled at 41 percent. Seven tables present information on the persistence and attainment for public and private college students in two-year, less than two-year, and four-year schools that include for-profit and not-for-profit schools. Technical notes discuss sampling and weighting adjustments. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, American Indian Students, Asian American Students, Black Students, Cohort Analysis, College Students, Educational Attainment, Enrollment, Females, Followup Studies, Higher Education, Hispanic American Students, Males, National Surveys, Pacific Islanders, Public Colleges, School Holding Power, School Surveys, Sex Differences, Student Attrition, Tables (Data), White Students
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study