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ERIC Number: ED505208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 63
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
What Is the Flow of Grade 12 Graduates into and among BC Public Post-Secondary Institutions over a Multi-Year Period. Working Paper
Heath, Nick
Ministry of Advanced Education
This report identifies the number of students that transition to public post-secondary within four years after high school graduation. The report also considers the effect on transition rates of academic GPA, post-secondary programs of study, completion rates, attendance patterns and student retention and movement within the public post-secondary system. This study shows that on the whole, students follow regional patterns, suggesting that location is central in students' choices. There are also wide regional variations in the actual qualifications of graduates and their rates of participation in the post-secondary system. Secondary school graduates are more likely to enroll in a British Columbia (B.C.) public post-secondary institution if they attend a school in a large city; complete a graduation program that leads to university admission; and speak at home a language other than English. Secondary school graduates enrolling in a B.C. public post-secondary institution are more likely to complete a post-secondary credential in four years if they make an immediate transition (direct entry); attend continuously; complete a graduation program leading to to university admission; and attend an institute. Retention of students by the universities is strong. Small colleges tend to keep their students for the shortest period and these students are the least likely to subsequently enroll elsewhere in the system. (Contains 47 figures.)
Ministry of Advanced Education. P.O. Box 9059, Station Provincial Government, Victoria, BC, Canada. Tel: 604-660-2421; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 12; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministry of Advanced Education
Identifiers - Location: Canada