Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study 2012, Base Year

Metadata Updated: November 10, 2020

The 2012 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study, 2012 Base Year (BPS:12) is part of the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS) program. BPS:12 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 2011–12 academic year, irrespective of date of high school completion. The 2012–13 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12) data provided the base-year sample for BPS:12. BPS:12 data are representative of all first-time beginning (FTB) students enrolled in postsecondary institutions in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia that were eligible to participate in the federal financial aid programs in Title IV of the Higher Education Act. The cohort includes a subset of students initially sampled for participation in NPSAS:12 and classified by their NPSAS institution as FTBs. Key statistics produced from BPS:12 are data on student persistence in, and completion of, postsecondary education programs; their transition to employment; demographic characteristics; and changes over time in their goals, marital status, income, and debt, among other measures.

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2020
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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2020
Publisher National Center for Education Statistics
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Identifier NCES_2014010
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2016-06-27
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Publisher Hierarchy U.S. Government > U.S. Department of Education > Institute of Education Sciences > National Center for Education Statistics
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Spatial United States
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Temporal 2012/2014

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