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ERIC Number: ED485639
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Pages: 88
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
Waiting to Attend College. Undergraduates Who Delay Their Postsecondary Enrollment. Postsecondary Education Descriptive Analysis Report. NCES 2005?152
Horn, Laura; Cataldi, Emily Forrest; Sikora, Anna
National Center for Education Statistics
The purpose of this report is to provide a profile of students who delay their postsecondary enrollment and then to distinguish among students who delay their postsecondary enrollment with respect to how long they wait to enroll. In particular, it addresses the ways in which those who delay a shorter amount of time differ from those who delay longer in terms of their demographic characteristics, why they enroll, where they enroll, the types of programs or degrees they pursue, and their likelihood of earning a credential. These findings provide a snapshot of all undergraduates in 1999?2000, and indicate that delayed entrants begin their postsecondary education at a relative disadvantage compared with their peers who enroll in postsecondary education immediately after high school
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC. MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.
IES Funded: Yes
IES Cited: ED556748; ED515839