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Document Number: 6211

Waiting to Attend College: Undergraduates Who Delay Their Postsecondary Enrollment - About one-third of students enrolling in postsecondary education for the first time in 1995-96 had waited a year or more after graduating high school to attend. This report discusses the characteristics of these students, examining the type of institutions they attended, the degree programs they were enrolled in, their attendance status, employment intensity while enrolled, overall persistence and attainment and more. Students who delayed college entry a year or more after high school were more likely to have family and educational experiences that placed them at greater risk for not completing their postsecondary education and they primarily enrolled to gain or enhance their work skills, tending to enroll in shorter term vocational programs rather than bachelorís degree programs. (Laura Horn, Emily Forrest Cataldi, Anna Sikora and C. Dennis Carroll, National Center for Education Statistics, June 2005)...


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