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Low-income high schoolers who take early college courses more likely to graduate college: study


Added 10-12-19 04:13:02pm EST - “An analysis by the education nonprofit Ed Trust tracked the educational outcomes of more than 100,000 New York public school students who graduated high school in 2012 and 2013 and started college the next year. The study that showed…” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “Low-income high schoolers who take early college courses more likely to graduate college: study”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Low-income city students who take a college course while in high school are more likely to graduate college than their classmates who don’t take the challenging courses early on, a new study shows.

An analysis by the education nonprofit Ed Trust tracked the educational outcomes of more than 100,000 New York public school students who graduated high school in 2012 and 2013 and started college the next year. The study that showed 65% of students who took a college-level course in high school finished college by 2018, compared to 55% of students who didn’t take the advanced classes.

“That really points to the strategies schools can put in place” to boost college completion rates for low-income students, said Ian Rosenblum, the Executive Director of EdTrust New York.

The analysis included only students who qualified for the state Tuition Assistance Program, which provides grants to people whose families make below $80,000 a year.

Education advocates have long focused on college attendance rates as an important measure of how high schools are doing — especially schools with predominantly low-income students. But observers are increasingly looking at whether low-income kids survive and finish college after they enroll.

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