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NCES Surveys & Program Areas: Postsecondary

Surveys & Programs: Postsecondary

Baccalaureate & Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B) - "provides information concerning education and work experiences after completion of bachelor’s degrees."

Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS) - "designed specifically to collect data related to persistence in and completion of postsecondary education programs; relationships between work and education efforts; and the effect of postsecondary education on the lives of individuals."

National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS) - "information on the cost of postsecondary education, the distribution of financial aid, and the characteristics of both aided and nonaided students and their families."

National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF)

  • Institution Survey - counts of faculty; hires & departures; tenure of faculty; tenure policies; retirement & other benefits of faculty
  • Department Chairperson Survey (1988 only) - faculty composition in department; tenure of faculty in department, faculty hires & departures in department; hiring practices; activities to assess faculty performance; professional & developmental activities
  • Faculty Survey - sociodemographic characteristics; academic & professional background; field of instruction; employment history; current employment status including rank & tenure; workload; courses taught; publications; job satisfaction & attitudes; career & retirement plans; benefits & compensation

Postsecondary Education Descriptive Analysis Reports (PEDAR) - a series of analysis reports that focus on postsecondary education policy issues:

  • Access, Persistence, & Attainment of a Degree
  • Financing Postsecondary Education
  • Student Profiles/Descriptive Summaries
  • Life After College
  • Postsecondary Faculty
  • K-12 Teachers
  • Other Topics

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