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Kim, Johyun – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2015
This predictive correlational research study examined the effect of cognitive, demographic, and socioeconomic variables as predictors of regular and special admission students' first-year GPA and retention among a sample of 7,045 students. Findings indicated high school GPA and ACT scores were the two most effective predictors of regular and…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, College Admission, Admission Criteria, Correlation
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Kelchen, Robert; Goldrick-Rab, Sara – Journal of Higher Education, 2015
The persistently low college attainment rates of youth from poor families are partly attributable to their uncertainty about college affordability. The current federal financial aid system does not provide specific information about college costs until just before college enrollment and the information is only available to students completing a…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Input Output Analysis, Federal Aid, Student Loan Programs
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Danziger, Sheldon; Ratner, David – Future of Children, 2010
According to Sheldon Danziger and David Ratner, changes in the labor market over the past thirty-five years, such as labor-saving technological changes, increased globalization, declining unionization, and the failure of the minimum wage to keep up with inflation, have made it more difficult for young adults to attain the economic stability and…
Descriptors: Independent Living, Outcomes of Education, Educational Attainment, Labor Market
Padron, Eduardo J. – Presidency, 2009
Today, America faces a shifting and demanding economic and workforce environment. Americans know that the workplace is changing but not where it's heading. Each demonstration of the latest breakthrough technology can have enormous impact on the society, opening up entire new industries and markets and instantly limiting the viability of others. Of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Dropout Rate, Dropouts, Educational Opportunities
Sturgeon, Julie – District Administration, 2009
College fees and tuition are rising--430 percent since 1982. Student borrowing for college has more than doubled since 1998, and about 50 percent of lower-income students head to college following high school, compared to 80 percent of high-income students, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Various public school districts…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Income, Paying for College, Tuition