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ERIC Number: ED521117
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Initial College Attendance of Low-Income Young Adults. Portraits
Institute for Higher Education Policy
More than 2.3 million low-income young adults began postsecondary education in 2008. Where these students initially enroll is of greater consequence than it is to their economically better-off peers because the likelihood of completing college for students from low-income backgrounds depends strongly on where they start their studies. This brief examines the types of postsecondary institutions where low-income young adults begin. Focusing on the starting point in low-income students' postsecondary experiences will lead to later investigations of other key factors that influence their persistence and completion prospects, as well as labor market outcomes. (Contains 3 figures, 3 tables and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Higher Education Policy