AIR analyzed data and produced reports for the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Data Development Program, on topics relevant to education policy in the form of NCES Statistics in Brief or other statistical products. Data for this work came from NCES data sets.




This Statistics in Brief examines the distribution of college majors between the classes of 1992–93 and 2007–08. It also explores how the relatedness of 2007–08 bachelor’s degree recipients’ jobs to their college major differs from that of 1992–93 bachelor’s degree recipients, 4 years after receiving their bachelor's degrees.


This Statistics in Brief examines background and educational characteristics, plans for college, postsecondary enrollment, and postsecondary completion patterns of first-generation college students and their peers whose parents have college degrees.