Baccalaureate and Beyond (B&B)

The B&B studies follow students who complete their baccalaureate degrees. Initially, students in the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS) surveys are identified as being in their last year of undergraduate studies. Students are asked questions about their future employment and education expectations, as well as about their undergraduate education. In later follow-ups, students are asked questions about their job search activities, education and employment experiences after graduation. Individuals who had shown an interest in becoming teachers are asked additional questions about their pursuit of teaching, and if teaching, about their current teaching position. In the first B&B study, about 11,000 students were identified in NPSAS:93 who completed their degree in the 1992-93 academic year. These students comprised the first B&B cohort and were followed up in 1994 (B&B:93/94), 1997 (B&B:93/97), and 2003 (B&B:93/2003). The second B&B cohort began with NPSAS:2000 and involved only a 1-year follow-up in 2001 (B&B:2000/01). The current B&B cohort comprises of a sample of the Class of 2008 (via NPSAS:08) and has followed-up with them one year after graduation in 2009; Data from these years is available. This group of grads will be followed-up a second time in 2012-2013 and for a third and final time in 2018 (four and ten years after graduation, respectively). Postsecondary transcript collections were part of the data collection. Reports

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Maintainer U.S. Department of Education (ED)/National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES)
Last Updated August 27, 2021, 22:52 (UTC)
Created November 19, 2019, 22:18 (UTC)