The NLSY 1997 Postsecondary Research Network supports an outstanding collection of early-career scholars (Project Leaders) who are conducting research on socioeconomic differentials in the transition into and through postsecondary education as well as the consequences of postsecondary experiences for labor market and health outcomes in early adulthood.

The NLSY 1997 Postsecondary Transcript (and Survey) data contain detailed information on timing of enrollment in two and four-year institutions, credits earned, failures, remedial coursework, transfer credits, degree attainment, GPA, major, and CCM course codes. In addition, restricted-use data files contain IPEDS codes allowing researchers to link to databases describing institutional characteristics. More broadly, the NLSY 1997 is a national study with information on employment, earnings, occupation, family background, family formation (fertility, marriage, and cohabitation), health, and health behaviors.

NLSY 1997 Postsecondary Transcript data are available through the NLS Web Investigator and as a zip file.



The NLSY Postsecondary Research Network is supported by supported by grants from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: Education in the Transition to Adulthood (R01 HD061551, Chandra Muller) and Population Research Center (R24 HD042849, Mark Hayward) at the Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin. The network also receives support from the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas.