Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QD-028-001-1-1-United States-NCES-1990

Subject Area: Education Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Beginning postsecondary students longitudinal study (BPS): base year, first and second followups, 1990-1994 [CD-ROM 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].

Date Accessioned: 11/19/1996

Number of Files Received: 1

Comments: These data are accessible via public use Data Analysis System (DAS) and are in table format. No individual-level records are available from the CD-ROM. A special license can be obtained from the NCES if individual-level data are needed. Ask a DPLS staff librarian for further information on the license application procedure. 11/03 The DAS program on the CD-ROM is too old for our public-use PCs. Please visit Data Analysis Systems (DAS) web application at NCES web site. 6/2007: See CDE acquisition number 1579.00 (CD-ROM) for access to the latest version of DAS on disc. Charlie Fiss installed the CDE copy of the DAS program to Ketchup and Mustard. 7/09 Beer and Wine replaced Ketchup and Mustard. 5/14 An ISO image was created on the network drive for this CD-Rom.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 11/19/1996

Documentation: Machine-readable listed on the CD-ROM, some files need Acrobat reader to view them. A readme file is printed.

Abstract: The Beginning postsecondary students longitudinal study (BPS) is based on the 1990 National postsecondary aid study (NPSAS). NPSAS is a large, nationally representative sample of institutions, students and parents. Its students sample was used in the base year study of BPS. About 8,000 students who began their postsecondary education in the 1989-1990 academic year were interviewed. They were reinterviewed in 1992 and 1994. The purpose of this study is to collect information about this group of new entrants (including recent high school graduates and nontraditional students) regarding their persistence, progress and attainment in the postsecondary education and their transitions between undergraduate and graduate education and transitions between PSE and work. BPS can determine to what extent, if any, students who start PSE later differ in their progress, persistence and attainment. Because students who delay entry into PSE have different experiences prior to entry than recent high school graduates, their transitions between levels of education and work may also be different. Data from all components of NPSAS are also available as base year data for BPS sample.

Media/File Reports:

7113 (CD-ROM)
6077 (CD-ROM)