Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development
Educational Leadership and Organizational Development, PhD
dual enrollment; college persistence; rural students
Using the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09), this study addresses the research question of whether dual enrollment (DE) influences first- to third-year college persistence at a four-year institution, controlling for gender, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status (SES), and rurality. The results revealed that there are statistically significant differences between the independent variables of DE Participation, Gender, Race/Ethnicity, SES, and Rurality and the dependent variable of College Persistence. Controlling for other variables, the following main effects results emerged: Students participating in DE courses were more likely to persist than non-DE students. Female DE students were more likely to persist when compared to male DE students. Black/African American students had a slightly higher likelihood of persisting than Hispanic or more than one race DE students even though minority students had a lower likelihood to persist than Asian or White students. Though low-SES DE students were less likely to persist when compared to middle or high-SES DE students, low-SES had the greatest moderating effects on DE participation and college persistence. DE students who took courses in a suburb or city were more likely to persist when compared to DE students who took courses in a town or rural location. However, DE students who took courses in a town were less likely to persist as compared to DE students who took courses in a rural area. These findings shed light on the effects of DE student participation with other controlling factors that have implications on rural student postsecondary enrollment, persistence, and completion.
Guerrero, Jeanne Toure, "The influence of dual enrollment on rural student college persistence." (2021). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 3759.
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