Home   |    Project Overview   |    Research Papers   |    Data   |    Project Personnel   |    Links   |    Contact Us


Description of Data

Survey Instruments

Variable Lookup Table

Measurement Memos
--Constructed Variable Memos
--Suggested Variable Recodings
--Sources of Information

Accessing Data

Data FAQs


The University of Washington-Beyond High School (UW-BHS) Research Project is a longitudinal research study that focuses on the educational attainment and early life course outcomes of young adults in the Pacific Northwest. The study was originally designed to focus specifically on the transition from high school to college, but it contains a great deal of information on other components of the students’ lives. For an overview of the UW-BHS project, click here.

At the heart of the UW-BHS data collection is the Senior Survey, which is a survey of high school seniors in the spring of their final year of high school. The UW-BHS has fielded five waves of Senior Surveys - in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 - for a total of nearly 10,000 respondents. In addition to the Senior Survey, a brief follow-up survey was conducted one year later (2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006). A survey of the high school seniors’ parents was also conducted for the 2000, 2002, and 2003 cohorts.

The tabs on the left hand side of this page provide links to additional information about the UW-BHS data.


Please direct questions and comments to charles@uw.edu