Postsecondary Students’ Persistence And Attainment Rates

A new report from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) examines postsecondary students’ persistence and attainment rates using data from the 2006 and 2014 administrations of the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Studies. The focus is students who enter postsecondary education with the intention of earning a credential, looking at the rate at which these credential-seeking students remain in school or attain a credential within three years. 

The report can be obtained at