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Title:  Higher Education: Gaps in Access and Persistence Study
Description: The Higher Education: Gaps in Access and Persistence Study is a congressionally-mandated statistical report that documents the scope and nature of gaps in access and persistence in higher education by sex and race/ethnicity. The report presents 46 indicators grouped under seven main topic areas: (1) demographic context; (2) characteristics of schools; (3) student behaviors and afterschool activities; (4) academic preparation and achievement; (5) college knowledge; (6) postsecondary education; and (7) postsecondary outcomes and employment. In addition, the report contains descriptive multivariate analyses of variables that are associated with male and female postsecondary attendance and attainment.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: August 2012
Web Release: August 28, 2012
Publication #: NCES 2012046
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Terris Ross, NCES Grace Kena, NCES Amy Rathbun, AIR Angelina KewalRamani, AIR Jijun Zhang, AIR Paul Kristapovich, AIR Eileen Manning, AIR
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: Annual Reports Program (Annual)
Academic Persistence
Academic Support
Access To Education
Achievement (student)
Adequate Yearly Progress (Ayp)
Advanced Placement
Alternative education
Alternative schools
Bachelor's degrees
Charter School
College Preparation
Completion rates (high school)
Cost of higher education
Crime (see also violence and safety)
Degrees conferred in higher education
Dropout Rates
Dropout rates (high school)
Education indicators
Educational attainment
Educational Equity
English language learners
Extra-curricular activities
Graduation rates, high school
Graduation rates, postsecondary
Guidance counselors
High-School Graduates
Higher education
Income, family
Labor market outcomes
Persistence to completion of students in higher education
Postsecondary education
Pre-college programs
Safety in the schools
STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology, Mathematics)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Statistical Analysis Report, please contact:
Grace Kena.
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