Comparing Postsecondary Enrollment and Persistence in Rural and Nonrural Oregon Students REL


By Ashley Pierson and Havala Hanson

Education Northwest

Publication May 2015
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This Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Northwest study examines whether rural students at all achievement levels were less likely than their nonrural counterparts to enroll in college and persist to the second year. The researchers analyzed college enrollment patterns and persistence among rural and nonrural Oregon high school students, as well as variations among different types of students. The study finds that rural students were less likely than nonrural students to enroll in college at any time after high school. The findings are particularly useful for rural school leaders, offering them detailed information about students’ enrollment and persistence patterns, and suggesting ways to support rural students in pursuing postsecondary education.

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