Higher Education: Gaps in Access and Persistence Study

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Authors: Terris Ross, NCES
Grace Kena, NCES
Amy Rathbun, AIR
Angelina KewalRamani, AIR
Jijun Zhang, AIR
Paul Kristapovich, AIR
Eileen Manning, AIR

Published: August 28th, 2012

Report Intro/Brief:
"The Higher Education: Gaps in Access and Persistence Study is a congressionally-mandated statistical report that documents the scope and nature of gaps in access and persistence in higher education by sex and race/ethnicity. The report presents 46 indicators grouped under seven main topic areas: (1) demographic context; (2) characteristics of schools; (3) student behaviors and afterschool activities; (4) academic preparation and achievement; (5) college knowledge; (6) postsecondary education; and (7) postsecondary outcomes and employment. In addition, the report contains descriptive multivariate analyses of variables that are associated with male and female postsecondary attendance and attainment."
Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics