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ERIC Number: EJ1019292
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-189X
The Effect of Postsecondary Coenrollment on College Success: Initial Evidence and Implications for Policy and Future Research
Wang, Xueli; McCready, Bo
Educational Researcher, v42 n7 p392-402 Oct 2013
Drawing upon the latest data from the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:04/09) and the Postsecondary Education Transcript Data (PETS:09), this study employed propensity score matching and postmatching logistic regression to estimate the extent to which postsecondary coenrollment affects persistence and attainment of students beginning at both community colleges and 4-year institutions. Coenrollment was defined as simultaneous enrollment at multiple postsecondary institutions during the same academic term. Findings suggest that coenrollment had a significant positive effect on educational attainment and postsecondary persistence for both student populations. This study has important implications for policy and future research surrounding coenrollment and complex pathways in postsecondary education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study
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