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ERIC Number: EJ1158772
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0361-0365
Predictors of College Attendance Patterns of Rural Youth
Byun, Soo-yong; Meece, Judith L.; Agger, Charlotte A.
Research in Higher Education, v58 n8 p817-842 Dec 2017
This study investigated patterns of college attendance using data from a nationwide and contemporary sample of 2112 rural youth. We found that more than half of rural youth attended two-year institutions at some point during their college career and about a fourth initially enrolled in a two-year college before enrolling in a four-year college. Results also revealed that parental education, college preparatory track and preparation experiences, and teacher expectations predicted students' college attendance patterns. Our findings point to the importance of two-year colleges and highlight the influence of family characteristics and students' schooling experiences in the postsecondary trajectories of rural youth.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHHS); Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R24HD041025; R305A040056