ERIC Number: ED413854
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Access to Postsecondary Education for the 1992 High School Graduates. Postsecondary Education Descriptive Analysis Reports. Statistical Analysis Report.
Berkner, Lutz; Chavez, Lisa
This report uses data from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 to examine 1992 high school graduates' access to postsecondary education in 1994, 2 years after high school graduation. An overview of the postsecondary enrollment rates of graduates by family income, race/ethnicity, and parental levels of education is followed by an analysis of the factors associated with the relatively low four-year college enrollment rates of Hispanic, black, and low-income students. The findings include: (1) the differences by income and race/ethnicity in the four-year enrollment rates of college-qualified high school graduates are eliminated among those students who have taken college entrance examinations and completed an admission application; (2) high school graduates with low-income parents are able to attend four-year colleges at the same rates as students from middle-income families, if the low income students follow the usual requirements for consideration and admission; (3) college-qualified low-income students, once accepted to four-year colleges, are as likely to enroll as middle- and high-income students; and (4) barriers to a four-year college education for low-income high school graduates appear to include low educational expectations and poor academic preparation. Appendix A is comprised of a glossary and Appendix B is comprised of technical notes and methodology. (JLS)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Black Students, College Admission, College Applicants, College Attendance, College Bound Students, College Preparation, Educational Finance, Eligibility, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Trends, Family Characteristics, High School Graduates, Higher Education, Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Low Income Groups, Minority Groups, National Surveys, Paying for College, Socioeconomic Status, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.
IES Cited: ED555627