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Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study 2004, Base Year

Metadata Updated: January 31, 2023

The 2004 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study, 2004 Base Year (BPS:04) is part of the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS) program. BPS:04 is the base year of a longitudinal study that followed a cohort of students who enrolled in postsecondary education for the first time during the 2003–04 academic year, irrespective of date of high school completion. The 2003–04 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:04) data provided the base-year sample for BPS:04. BPS:04 data are representative of all first time beginning students (FTB) enrolled in postsecondary institutions in the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico that were eligible to participate in the federal financial aid programs of Title IV of the Higher Education Act. Key statistics produced from the BPS:04 are issues as persistence and the effects of financial aid on subsequent enrollment. The cohort includes a sample of 23,090 students, a subset of students initially sampled for participation in NPSAS:04 and classified by their NPSAS institution as FTBs.

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date January 31, 2023
Data Update Frequency irregular

Metadata Source

Harvested from Education JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date January 31, 2023
Publisher National Center for Education Statistics
Identifier NCES_2007169
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2011-03-08
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency irregular
Bureau Code 018:50
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Harvest Source Id 2a5c4dd8-eda9-4f03-abc3-fff8cfb80fc6
Harvest Source Title Education JSON
Homepage URL
Old Spatial United States
Program Code 018:000
Publisher Hierarchy U.S. Government > U.S. Department of Education > Institute of Education Sciences > National Center for Education Statistics
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash dfa8753bf63dcb3a7e244bbe8b8edf01c0bc5572
Source Schema Version 1.1
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System of Records
Temporal 2003/2009

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