Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QD-036-003-1-1-United States-NCES-2002

Subject Area: Education Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Education longitudinal study 2002-2006, base year, first and second followup data [public use EDAT version].  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics  [principal investigator(s)] / Washington, D.C.: National Center for Education Statistics  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: NCES 2010338

Date Accessioned: 7/29/2010

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: To access the data and documents of ELS 2002- 2006, please visit this site, Users need to create a EDAT account and agree to a term of usage before they can browse the variables, select variables, create a subset and download the data and documents. It is very easy to create an EDAT account. 1/2020 ECB program is not installed on DISCís public-use PCs running Windows 10. Visit NCES Online Codebook to access the study.

Access Status: Unrestricted

Date Ordered: 7/29/2010

Documentation: Online documents are available at this site,

Abstract: ELS:2002/06 is a nationally representative longitudinal survey of 16,200 high school sophomores in 2002, who were interviewed again in 2004 when most were seniors, and again in 2006 when many were sophomores in college or in the workforce. Data are included on the academic and other aspects of the environment of the schools in which these students were enrolled, as well as peer and parental influences. At the college level, data on the extent of college search, expectations, and choice processes prior to college enrollment, as well as information about subsequent pathways into and out of various types of postsecondary institutions are included. The initial entry of these youth into adulthood is then traced with respect to employment, living patterns, family formation, volunteerism, and military service. The last data collection in the survey will be in 2012, when most of the sample members who went to college will have left college and entered the workforce. For more information about this study, please visit this NCES site,