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ERIC Number: EJ1182406
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2164-0246
High School Options and Post-Secondary Student Success: The Catholic School Advantage
Fleming, David J.; Lavertu, St├ęphane; Crawford, William
Journal of Catholic Education, v21 n2 Article 1 Jun 2018
Recognizing that post-secondary student attainment and achievement is of increasing import for economic success, this study compares the post-secondary performance of students who attended public and private high schools. The results generally indicate that students who attended Catholic high schools had higher college grade-point averages (GPAs), were more likely to graduate, and were more likely to graduate with a STEM degree. This Catholic school advantage was wide-ranging, benefiting many subgroups of students, including non-white, low income, urban, and low-achieving students. We controlled for a rich set of factors and conducted sensitivity analyses to establish the strength of these results.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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