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Title:  Descriptive Summary of 1995-96 Beginning Postsecondary Students: With Profiles of Students Entering 2- to 4- Year Institutions
Description: This essay examines the characteristics and first-year behaviors of beginning postsecondary students entering the three largest institutional sectors. In particular, it explores the various ways in which students entering 2- year and 4- year institutions in 1995-96 differed from one another. For example, compared with students entering 4- year institutions, public 2- year institution entrants were more likely to be older, have independent financial status, have plans to complete a lower level of postsecondary education, and have obtained lower scores on college admission tests.
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Cover Date: November 1998
Web Release: December 1, 1998
Print Release: December 1, 1998
Publication #: NCES 1999030
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Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Lawrence K. Kojaku, Anne-Marie Nunez
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS)
National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS)
Postsecondary Education Descriptive Analysis Reports (PEDAR)
Keywords:
Postsecondary education
Students
Questions: For questions about the content of this Statistical Analysis Report, please contact:
Aurora M. D'Amico.
 
 
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