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ERIC Number: ED521251
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Outcomes of First-Year Persisting Students. Data Notes. Volume 5, Number 5, September/October 2010
Topper, Amy; Lee, John
Achieving the Dream
Using data from Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count, this issue of "Data Notes" looks at three-year enrollment and attainment outcomes of students who persist through their first year. Additionally, first-year persisters (FYPs) were grouped based on the interaction of several student characteristics; analysis was conducted to determine if differences in outcomes existed between students when they were grouped based on this interaction of characteristics. The data show that FYPs who started college full-time had higher second-year persistence rates than those who started part-time, as did students who were referred to developmental education or were enrolled in terminal majors. To determine the cumulative effect of various student characteristics on student outcomes, data reflecting FYPs were first disaggregated by enrollment status, followed by developmental education referral, major field, and then Pell grant receipt. These data tell a complicated story. Each group of students, as defined by the receipt of Pell grants, starting college either full- or part-time, whether they were referred to developmental education, and their initial major fields, shows a different progression in their college work. (Contains 2 figures and 12 footnotes.)
Achieving the Dream. 8455 Colesville Road Suite 900, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Tel: 240-450-0075; Fax: 240-450-0076; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Achieving the Dream, Inc.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Pell Grant Program