ERIC Number: ED431268
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Students with Disabilities in Postsecondary Education: A Profile of Preparation, Participation, and Outcomes. Postsecondary Education Descriptive Analysis Reports. Statistical Analysis Report.
Horn, Laura; Berktold, Jennifer
This comprehensive profile of students with disabilities enrolled in postsecondary education is based on four national surveys which examined the following questions: (1) how represented are students with disabilities in postsecondary education?; (2) which high school students with disabilities gain access to postsecondary education?; (3) how well do college students with disabilities persist to degree attainment?; and (4) among college graduates with disabilities, what are the early labor market and graduate school outcomes? Among major findings are the following: 6 percent of college students identified themselves as having a disability; 63 percent of high school graduates with disabilities (compared to 72 percent of those without disabilities) enrolled in postsecondary education; overall, students with disabilities were much less academically prepared than others for postsecondary education; students with disabilities were less likely to persist to degree attainment; but post-college outcomes for students with disabilities who did earn bachelors degrees were quite similar to those of other students. Following an introductory chapter, individual chapters present data tables and text about each of the four questions examined. Appendices present supplemental tables, a glossary, and technical notes. (Contains 13 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Bachelors Degrees, College Outcomes Assessment, College Students, Disabilities, Employment Opportunities, Enrollment, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Labor Market, National Surveys, Student Characteristics, Student Participation, Tables (Data)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (NCES); Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study