The National Center for Education Statistics released a new data point report today (Nov.15) that examines the employment of students who enrolled in postsecondary programs in 2003-04 but were not enrolled six years later (2009). The data for this report come from the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS), which followed a nationally representative cohort of students who enrolled in postsecondary education for the first time in 2003-04.
Among the findings:
- Students who received a bachelor's degree, associate's degree, or certificate had a higher employment rate than students who had left school six years later without receiving one of those credentials; and
- Students who received an occupational credential were more likely to be employed than students who received an academic credential.