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ERIC Number: ED504377
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May-3
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Longitudinal Effects of College Preparation Programs on College Retention. IR Applications. Volume 9
Ishitani, Terry T.; Snider, Kevin G.
Association for Institutional Research (NJ1)
The effects of various college preparation programs, class ranking, and student background characteristics on college retention were studied. The data were obtained from the National Education Longitudinal Study:1988-2000 and NELS:88/2000 Postsecondary Education Transcript Study. The sample contained 4,445 first-time freshmen students who enrolled in four-year institutions between 1992 and 1994. Using survival analysis techniques, the focal point of the study was to examine longitudinal impact of high school programs on college retention. Participation in ACT/SAT preparation courses reduced the likelihood of departure by 42% or 55% in the second or third year in college, while receiving assistance in financial aid application increased the odds of departure by 89% in the second year. (Contains 1 endnote, 1 figure, and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Institutional Research
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