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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)
Keywords:
Academic Persistence
Academic Support
Access To Education
Accountability
Achievement
Achievement (student)
Adequate Yearly Progress (Ayp)
Admissions/Selectivity
Advanced Placement
Alternative education
Alternative schools
Bachelor's degrees
Charter School
College Preparation
Completion rates (high school)
Cost of higher education
Coursetaking/transcripts
Crime (see also violence and safety)
Degrees conferred in higher education
Dropout Rates
Dropout rates (high school)
Education indicators
Educational attainment
Educational Equity
Employment
English language learners
Enrollment
Extra-curricular activities
Gender
Girls
Graduation rates, high school
Graduation rates, postsecondary
Guidance counselors
High-School Graduates
Higher education
Income, family
Labor market outcomes
Mathematics
Persistence to completion of students in higher education
Postsecondary education
Pre-college programs
Race/ethnicity
Safety in the schools
STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology, Mathematics)
Students
Tuition/fees
Violence
Questions: For questions about the content of this Statistical Analysis Report, please contact:
Grace Kena.
 
 
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