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Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates
This report draws on an array of nationally representative surveys and administrative datasets to present statistics on high school dropout and completion rates. The report includes estimates of the percentage of students who drop out in a given 12-month period (event dropout rates), the percentage of youth who are high school dropouts (status dropout rates), and the percentage of youth who hold high school credentials (status completion rates).
Digest of Education Statistics, 2016
The 52nd in a series of publications initiated in 1962, the Digest’s purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of education from prekindergarten through graduate school.
NHES:2016 Data File User's Manual and Data Files now available.
The 2016 National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES:2016) Data File User’s Manual and data files are now available. They include data from the Early Childhood Program Participation survey, the Parent and Family Involvement in Education survey, and the Adult Training and Education Survey.
Education and Employment Outcomes Among Students Whose Parents Never Attended College
A new report from NCES examines high school success, postsecondary enrollment, degree completion, graduate school enrollment, and employment outcomes of students whose parents had not attended college. Outcomes for these students are compared to those of their peers whose parents attended or completed college. This report uses data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002), the 2004/09 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:04/09), and the 2008/12 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:08/12).
High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09) Second Follow-Up:A First Look at Fall 2009 Ninth-Graders in 2016
This publication provides descriptive findings from the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09) Second Follow-up. HSLS:09 follows a nationally representative sample of students who were ninth-graders in fall 2009 from the beginning of high school into higher education and the workforce. The second follow-up was conducted from March 2016 through January 2017, approximately 3 years after high school graduation for most of the cohort. The data collected allow researchers to examine an array of young-adulthood outcomes among fall 2009 ninth-graders, including delayed high school completion, postsecondary enrollment, early postsecondary persistence and attainment, labor market experiences, family formation, and family financial support.
First Look report presents findings from the 2015-16 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:16)
A new First Look publication released by NCES describes the percentages of students receiving various types of financial aid and average amounts received, by type of institution attended, attendance pattern, dependency status, and income level. For example, in the 2015–16 academic year, 72 percent of all undergraduate students received some type of financial aid (including student loans). For those who received any aid, the total average amount was $12,300. For more findings, see the full report.
High School Students Rely on Family and Themselves When Thinking About College and Careers
A new Statistics in Brief report finds that high school students most often report that their main influences when making decisions about college and careers are their family and themselves. School staff (teachers and counselors) were less often rated as the main influence.
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