Data available from IES

Data for waves 1 - 5 of the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2) are now available on a 3-CD-ROM in both SPSS and SAS formats. Unrestricted data documentations and dictionaries are available here and included on the CD-ROM available from IES>

Information about obtaining this restricted-use dataset, which requires a restricted-use data license, is available at As of July 1, 2007, IES/NCES will only accept restricted-use data license applications through its new electronic application system (see: Any license application that does not come through this new system will be returned to the applicant. More information about applying for restricted-use data licenses is available at and in the "Restricted-Use Data Procedures Manual" at

For requests or questions related to the NLTS2 database please contact, IES Data Security or Jacquelyn Buckley.