ERIC Number: EJ725581
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep-1
Reference Count: 19
Retention of Vocational Education Graduates in Public Higher Education
Ko, Jang Wan
College Student Journal, v39 n3 p461 Sep 2005
This study examines the retention of vocational education graduates in public higher education. Using 2,172 students who graduated vocational education programs in Area Vocational Technical Schools and enrolled as freshman (first-time young students) in public two-year and four-year colleges and universities in the 1996 fall semester, the author conducted cohort analyses to exam the retention trend by gender and race. This study found that retention rates of vocational education graduates are lower than those of general students in both two-year and four-year public colleges and universities. Related policy implications are discussed.
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Higher Education, Graduation Rate, Public Colleges, Vocational Education, College Freshmen, Two Year Colleges, Dropout Rate, Racial Differences, Gender Differences, Academic Persistence, Student Characteristics, African American Students, White Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri