The Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS)

The Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS) collects data related to persistence in and completion of postsecondary education programs. The study focuses on the relationship between work and education efforts, and the effect of postsecondary education on the lives of individuals.

Tracking several cohorts of students enrolling in postsecondary education for the first time, students are asked questions about their experiences during their postsecondary education, and as they transition into the labor force.

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