High School Academic Curriculum and the Persistence Path through College: Persistence and Transfer Behavior of Undergraduates 3 Years after Entering 4-year Institutions

This longitudinal study examines the dynamic between high school curricula and students’ persistence through their first 3 years of a four-year college. Findings demonstrate a consistent advantage in terms of staying on track to obtain a bachelor's degree for those that completed rigorous high school curricula and somewhat so for those that completed mid-level curricula when compared to their peers who completed a core or lower-level curricula.

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National Center for Education Statistics
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