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College persistence on the rise? Changes in 5-year degree completion and postsecondary persistence rates between 1994 and 2000. Postsecondary Education Descriptive Analaysis Reports (NCES 2005-156)

Citation

Horn, L., & Berger, R. (2004). College persistence on the rise? Changes in 5-year degree completion and postsecondary persistence rates between 1994 and 2000. Postsecondary Education Descriptive Analaysis Reports (NCES 2005-156). Washington, DC: National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES); U.S. Department of Education.

Abstract

The study compares the degree completion and persistence rates between two cohorts'students who first enrolled in postsecondary education in academic year 1989-90 and their counterparts who first enrolled in 1995-96. The analysis focuses on the rates at which students in each cohort completed a degree within 5 years or were still enrolled at the end of 5 years. The study also examines changes in the students' demographic profile and other population characteristics