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Document Number: 2676

Confronting the Odds: Students At Risk and the Pipeline to Higher Education MS Word - This report aims to understand critical junctures in the pipeline to college enrollment where at-risk high school graduates leave at substantially higher rates than their counterparts not at risk. It also identifies factors that contribute to at-risk students' successful navigation of the pipeline to college enrollment. A few of the key findings include: (1) among 1992 high school graduates with no risk factors, 58% successfully navigated the pipeline to enrollment in a four-year college, compared with 30% of students at risk; (2) 56% of at-risk students aspired to a bachelor's degree in the 10th grade, compared with 81% not at risk; (3) about 44% of at-risk students were at least minimally prepared academically to attend a four-year college, compared with 75% of students not at risk; (4) among students who took college entrance exams, 13% of at-risk students did not apply to college, compared with 9% of those not at risk; and (5) among students who applied to one or more four-year colleges, about 16% of at-risk students did not enroll, compared with 12% of students not at risk. (National Center for Education Statistics, December 1997)...
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