College and Beyond II (CBII) Student Experience Analytics, [United States], 2000-2021 (ICPSR 38594)

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Benjamin P. Koester, University of Michigan; W. Carson Byrd, University of Michigan; Paul N. Courant, University of Michigan; Allyson Flaster, University of Michigan; Susan Jekielek, University of Michigan; Margaret Levenstein, University of Michigan; Timothy A. McKay, University of Michigan; Kevin M. Stange, University of Michigan


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The College and Beyond II (CBII) Student Experience Analytics Study contains contextual analytics of students' undergraduate experience based solely on information extracted from the Administrative Data. The study consists of two sets of derived measures, the Transcript of the Future measures and the Course Diversity measures. They are provided as examples of the types of aggregate measures that can be distilled from transcript data. Users are encouraged to explore their potential for measuring the student experience. Code similar to that used to generate the Transcript of the Future measures can be found here on Github.

The following Student Experience Analytics variables were developed by Koester et al. (2017): transcript_student_effect, transcript_course_effect, transcript_breadth, and transcript_div_major. If you use them in your work, please cite the following:

Koester, B.P., Fogel, J., Murdock III, W., Grom, G., & McKay, T.A. (2017). Building a transcript of the future. In Proceedings of the Seventh International Analytics & Knowledge Conference (pp. 209-308).

Koester, Benjamin P., Byrd, W. Carson, Courant, Paul N., Flaster, Allyson, Jekielek, Susan, Levenstein, Margaret, … Stange, Kevin M. College and Beyond II (CBII) Student Experience Analytics, [United States], 2000-2021. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2022-12-12.

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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (1802-05485, 1910-07255)

Access to these data requires an application and signed Restricted Data Use Agreement. Details, including the Restricted Data Use Agreement, are provided via the online application and email sent to the requestor after a request is initiated.

Information to Help You Complete Your Application

In 700 words or less, applicants must include the following information in the Description field:

1) The research questions, problems, or issues the project will address.

2) A description of the data the project plans to use (e.g., student transcripts from years 2010-2020, STEM course descriptions) and specific variables of interest.

  • An overview of CBII studies is available here.
  • A listing of CBII variables is available here.
  • 3) An explanation about why the restricted data is needed to conduct this research.

    4) IMPORTANT: An explanation about how the research will contribute to improving educational instruction. Applications cannot be approved without a valid explanation.

    Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

    2000 -- 2021
    2019 -- 2022

    Longitudinal: Panel

    The target population is bachelor's degree-seeking undergraduates enrolled at CBII partner institutions since 2000.


    Each of the seven Transcript of the Future files (A - G) contain the same 10 variables. Each of the seven Course Diversity files (A - G) contain the same 19 variables.