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Document Number: 5946

College Persistence on the Rise? Changes in 5-Year Degree Completion and Postsecondary Persistence Rates between 1994 and 2000 - This study from the National Center for Education Statistics examines student persistence rates during the 1990s by comparing two student cohorts -- those who enrolled during the 1989-90 school year and those who enrolled six years later in 1995-96. The report finds that between 1989 and 1995, undergraduate enrollment at colleges and universities rose by nearly 1 million students and that not only did more of those students remain enrolled in college after five years, they were also more racially and ethnically diverse than the previous cohort. Numerous tables and data points supplement the narrative for those who wish to investigate the issue further. (Laura Horn, Rachael Berger and C. Dennis Carroll, National Center for Education Statistics, 2004)...


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