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ERIC Number: ED556748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 68
Abstractor: As Provided
Comparing Postsecondary Enrollment and Persistence among Rural and Nonrural Students in Oregon. REL 2015-076
Pierson, Ashley; Hanson, Havala
Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest
This REL Northwest study examined whether rural students at all achievement levels were less likely than their nonrural counterparts to enroll in college and persist to the second year. The researchers analyzed college enrollment patterns and persistence among rural and nonrural Oregon high school students, as well as variations among different types of students. The study found that rural students were less likely than nonrural students to enroll in college at any time after high school. In addition, rural and nonrural students were equally likely to enroll in college immediately after high school. Finally, rural students were less likely to persist into their second year of college than nonrural students. Appended are: (1) Previous research on factors that influence college enrollment and persistence; (2) Data and methodology; (3) Detailed results; and (4) List of Oregon higher education institutions not in the National Student Clearinghouse.
Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest. Available from: Institute of Education Sciences. 555 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20208. Tel: 800-872-5327; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education; High Schools; Secondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest (ED); National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (ED); Education Northwest
Identifiers - Location: Oregon
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: ED-IES-12-C-0003