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ERIC Number: ED521308
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Academic Outcomes of High Risk Students. Data Notes. Volume 4, Number 4, July/August 2009
Clery, Sue
Achieving the Dream
Many postsecondary students possess risk factors that are associated with decreased rates of persistence and credential completion. Traditional students, those without risk factors and with greater rates of postsecondary success are in the minority. Using data from Achieving the Dream: Community College Count, this issue of "Data Notes" examines Achieving the Dream data for students identified as possessing risk factors, by intensity of risk. The outcomes of students with none, one, two, and three or more risk factors were compared. The vast majority--92 percent--of Achieving the Dream students came to college with at least one risk factor. Although students possessing risk factors did not complete or transfer at the same rates as those with no risk factors, the study indicates that persistence through the third year was found to be inversely related to the number of risk factors students possess. (Contains 4 figures and 6 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: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Achieving the Dream, Inc.