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ERIC Number: ED521297
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Late Stop-Outs. Data Notes. Volume 4, Number 5, September/October 2009
Topper, Amy
Achieving the Dream
Using data from Achieving the Dream: Community College Count, this issue of "Data Notes" is the first of a two-part series investigating the characteristics of late stop-outs--students who accumulate at least 30 credits within the first two years, only to stop out without completing credentials or transferring. Seventy-five percent of students at Achieving the Dream colleges who accumulated 30 or more credits in their first two years were either still enrolled (59 percent), transferred (2 percent), or completed their credential (14 percent) by the end of their third year. Native American students had the highest stop-out rate (59 percent) by the end of year 5, while Asian/Pacific Islanders had the lowest stop out rate (44 percent). Interestingly, Pell grant recipients were slightly more likely to stop-out than non-recipients (49 percent). (Contains 12 footnotes and 4 figures.)
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Achieving the Dream, Inc.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Pell Grant Program