Descriptive summary of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students: Three years later, with an essay on students who started at less-than-4-year institutions. Statistical analysis report (NCES 2000-154)
This report examines the persistence and degree attainment after three years for students who began postsecondary education in 1995-96. The essay focuses on students in less-than-4-year institutions, comparing those who started at public institutions with those who started at private, for-profit institutions. The analysis examines degree programs, goals, and enrollment patterns for the two sectors. One of the main questions addressed is why students who begin at less-than-4-year public institutions have lower rates of attainment than those who begin at private, for-profit institutions.