ERIC Number: ED412859
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Postsecondary Persistence and Attainment. Findings from "The Condition of Education, 1997," No. 13.
This booklet summarizes data on the persistence and attainment outcomes of students in postsecondary education and the enrollment factors related to these outcomes. The primary data describe students, as of 1994, who began their postsecondary education in the 1989-90 academic year. Additional data describe postsecondary education experiences of 1980 high school sophomores 10 years after their expected graduation and the experiences of 16- to 24-year-olds from the 1970s to the 1990s. Generally, the evidence suggests: that students who attend school part time and work full time are less likely to complete their degree in a timely fashion than full-time students; that students enrolling in a 4-year institution immediately following high school are more likely to attain a bachelor's degree within five years than students taking other routes; and that bachelor's degree seekers who did or did not receive financial aid persisted and attained at similar rates. The report's major findings are reported in sections on: postsecondary access, postsecondary outcomes, degree objective, type of institution, timing of enrollment, enrollment intensity and continuity, financial aid, and working while enrolled. (Contains 30 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Academic Persistence, Access to Education, Bachelors Degrees, College Outcomes Assessment, Colleges, Community Colleges, Degrees (Academic), Enrollment, Full Time Students, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Part Time Students, Postsecondary Education, School Holding Power, Student Educational Objectives, Student Employment, Student Financial Aid, Time to Degree, Two Year Colleges
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.
Note: For "The Condition of Education, 1997," see ED 404 766.