ERIC Number: EJ1078377
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
The Influence of Precollege Access Programs on Postsecondary Enrollment and Persistence
Glennie, Elizabeth J.; Dalton, Ben W.; Knapp, Laura G.
Educational Policy, v29 n7 p963-983 Nov 2015
Using a nationally representative longitudinal data-set, we examine the influence of precollege access programs on high school achievement, college preparation, postsecondary enrollment, and postsecondary persistence. Results do not show much difference in the level of academic preparation between participants and non-participants. However, precollege access program participants were more likely to learn about college opportunities by seeking information about college, applying to college, and receiving financial aid than similar non-participants were. However, although participants and similar non-participants enrolled in college and persisted for 1 year at about the same rates, fewer participants persisted in college for 2 years.
Descriptors: College Preparation, Access to Education, Transitional Programs, Program Effectiveness, Enrollment Rate, Academic Persistence, Longitudinal Studies, High School Graduates, Academic Achievement, Student Records, National Surveys, Data Analysis, Educational Change, Intervention, Student Characteristics, Matched Groups, Student Participation, Postsecondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools; Postsecondary Education
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