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Document Number: 3559

Access and Persistence: Findings from 10 Years of Longitudinal Research on Students - For even the most qualified high school seniors, the likelihood of attending college increases with the level of their parent's education according to this report by the American Council on Education (ACE). The report finds that only 40% of four-year college students currently fit the traditional mold of enrolling in college directly after high school while depending on their parents to take care of most, if not all, of their financial needs. (Susan P. Choy, ACE, 2002)...

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