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Title:  Persistence and Attainment of Beginning Students with Pell Grants
Description: This report describes Pell Grant recipients who began postsecondary education in 1995-96 and compares their postsecondary outcomes 3 years later with low- and middle-income students who did not receive a Pell Grant. In examining outcomes, high school academic preparation and factors that place students at risk of not finishing postsecondary education were taken into consideration. Despite the finding that Pell Grant recipients were less prepared academically and had more risk factors, the analysis could not detect a difference in the rate of persistence between Pell Grant recipients and their nonrecipient counterparts, either among those enrolled in all 4-year institutions or all less-than-4-year institutions.
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Cover Date: May 2002
Web Release: May 7, 2002
Print Release: This Publication will only be available online.
Publication #: NCES 2002169
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Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Christina Chang Wei and Laura Horn
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS)
Postsecondary Education Descriptive Analysis Reports (PEDAR)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Statistical Analysis Report, please contact:
Aurora M. D'Amico.
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