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PEDAR: Executive Summary Short-Term Enrollment in Postsecondary Education: Student Background and Institutional Differences in Reasons for Early Departure, 1996-98
Introduction
What Proportion of Students Left College Without a Credential and Did Not Return in the First 3 Years?
What Factors Were Associated with Early Departure from Postsecondary Education by Institution Type?
Students' Educational Expectations
Other Characteristics
What Reasons Did These Short-Term Enrollees Give for Their Departure?
What Other Characteristics of Short-Term Enrollees Were Associated with Their Reasons for Departure?
Were Differences in Reasons for Departure by Institution Type Found After Controlling for Other Characteristics?
Other Results
Research Methodology
References
Full Report (PDF)
Executive Summary (PDF)
What Factors Were Associated with Early Departure from Postsecondary Education by Institution Type?

A number of student characteristics were associated with departure from public 4-year, private not-for-profit 4-year, and public 2-year institutions. While many characteristics were associated with departure from all three types of institutions, some differences were detected only among students from public and private not-for-profit 4-year institutions.


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