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ERIC Number: ED413854
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Pages: 119
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-16-049287-4
ISSN: 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)
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.
IES Cited: ED555627