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Campbell, Corbin M.; Mata, Carolyn Sloane; Galloway, Fred – National Postsecondary Education Cooperative, 2017
In an effort to improve the relevancy of National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) postsecondary survey data to current higher education data needs, this paper examines the ways in which the postsecondary landscape has changed since the inception of the first NCES longitudinal survey. It reviews the sociocultural and historical context…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Objectives, National Surveys, Longitudinal Studies
Topper, Amelia M.; Howard, Melissa – National Postsecondary Education Cooperative, 2017
Issues of postsecondary education access and attainment have a direct impact on individuals' social and economic mobility, the labor market, and the nation's ability to stay globally competitive. Sample surveys--cross-sectional or longitudinal surveys of a subpopulation of individuals--on precollege experiences and preparation, postsecondary…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Alignment (Education), Educational Policy
Erwin, Dary – National Postsecondary Education Cooperative, 2012
This paper, commissioned by [National Postsecondary Education Cooperative] NPEC--Sample Surveys, considers issues important to any effort in which the [National Center for Education Statistics] NCES chose to engage the higher education community in a deliberative process that explores the development of data on student learning through a…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Outcomes of Education, National Surveys, Student Surveys
Borden, Victor M. H. – National Postsecondary Education Cooperative, 2011
One of the many pieces of "consumer information" that the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) requires the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to post on its College Navigator website is a student-to-faculty ratio for institutions in the IPEDS universe with undergraduate programs. NCES added the collection of this measure…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Ratio, Higher Education, College Faculty, Undergraduate Students