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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Persistence of Class of 2009 Chronically Absent Students

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Across in-state, out-of-state, public and private postsecondary institutions, only 88 (5%) of the 1,843 chronically absent HS graduates in the class of 2009 persisted through a fourth year of full-time postsecondary education compared to 1,560 (34%) of the HS graduates in the low absence category.

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