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PEDAR: Executive Summary Persistence and Attainment of Beginning Students With Pell Grants
Institution Type, Pell Grant Award Amounts, and Other Financial Aid
Academic Background and Enrollment Characteristics
Persistence Risk Factors
Three-Year Rates of Persistence
Persistence at 4-Year Institutions
Private not-for-profit 4 year institutions
Public 4-Year Institutions
Persistence at Less-Than-4-Year Institutions
Persistence of Pell Grant Recipients Receiving Other Financial Aid or Parental Support
Relationship of Specific Variables to Persistence
Research Methodology
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Executive Summary (PDF)

When examining low- and middle-income students in 4-year institutions separately within sector, some differences were observed among students enrolled at private not-for-profit institutions. Specifically, among those who had completed a mid-level high school academic curriculum, nonrecipients were more likely than Pell Grant recipients to remain enrolled at an institution of the same level or higher (64 versus 80 percent). Among those who had taken a rigorous high school curriculum, however, no differences in persistence rates were detected between recipients and nonrecipients (89 percent for both groups).

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