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Title: Access to Postsecondary Education for the 1992 High School Graduates
Description: This report uses data from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88) to examine access to postsecondary education of 1992 high school graduates by 1994, two years after high school graduation. After an overview of the postsecondary enrollment rates of the 1992 high school graduates by family income, race-ethnicity, and parental levels of education, the report focuses on the factors associated with the relatively low four-year college enrollment rates of Hispanic, black, and low-income high school graduates. It examines college costs and financial aid, the educational expectations and immediate college plans of the high school graduates, and their academic preparation as measured by a four-year "college qualification index" developed for this study.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: October 1997
Web Release: October 9, 1997
Print Release:
Publication #: NCES 98105
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88)
Postsecondary Education Descriptive Analysis Reports (PEDAR)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Statistical Analysis Report, please contact:
Aurora M. D'Amico.