Stats in Brief: First-Time Subbaccalaureate Students
From the Institutes for Education Sciences: "In light of the heightened attention to subbaccalaureate students’ success, several critical questions remain: How do postsecondary students who enroll in certificate and associate’s degree programs fare in both completion and employment outcomes? This report draws upon data from the 2012/14 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:12/14) to describe the enrollment patterns, 3-year completion rates, and early labor market experiences of students who began in certificate or associate’s degree programs in 2011–12."
"Three years after beginning their postsecondary education in 2011–12, 72 percent of certificate students who attained a credential and 59 percent of certificate students who left without a credential were employed. Among associate’s degree students, the percentages were 77 and 70 percent, respectively."
"Statistics in Brief publications present descriptive data in tabular formats to provide useful information to a broad audience, including members of the general public. They address simple and topical issues and questions. They do not investigate more complex hypotheses, account for interrelationships among variables, or support causal inferences."