High School Absenteeism and College Persistence

Essential Question:
What are the effects of chronic absenteeism in high school on post-secondary persistence and success?

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Postsecondary Degree Attainment within 4 Years

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28 (2%) of the 1,843 chronically absent graduates in our cohort enrolled full-time in a RI Public Postsecondary Institution the Fall after graduation and then persisted through a degree within four years. In comparison, 393 (9%) of students with low absenteeism enrolled full-time the Fall after graduation and then persisted through a degree within 4 years.

Click here to see information on 4-year degree attainment for all students (full- and part-time).


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