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PEDAR: Executive Summary  The Road Lsss Traveled? Students Who Enroll in Multiple Institutions
Beginning Postsecondary Students
Relationship of Specific Variables to Persistence, Attainment, and Time to Degree
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 Beginning Postsecondary Students: Relationship of Specific Variables to Perisstence, Attainment, and Time to Degree

In order to take into account the interrelationship of factors associated with multiple institution attendance, a multivariate analysis was conducted. The analysis examined the relationship between multiple institution attendance patterns and 6-year persistence and attainment among beginning postsecondary students. The analysis included students who began their postsecondary studies in 1995–96 at 4-year institutions with a bachelor’s degree goal and measured their likelihood of attaining a bachelor’s degree or being enrolled in 4-year institutions 6 years later. It took into account beginning institution sector (i.e., public or private not-for-profit), types of multiple institution attendance, and several other variables associated with both multiple institution attendance and persistence, including income, GPA, and number of risk factors. After taking the covariation of these variables into account, the results still indicated that 6-year persistence was positively associated with co-enrolling and negatively associated with transferring and enrolling in public 2-year institutions.

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