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Postsecondary Graduation Rates Study

Imagine American Foundation, Washington, DC (2008-2009)

Using statistics from the US Department of Education, EPI analyzed the graduation rates of students attending postsecondary institutions. The study examined the extent to which graduation rates for institutions can be predicted within certain ranges of student body demographics, and determined whether certain types of institutions have graduation rates that are significantly above those expected rates. As part of this project, EPI prepared a detailed literature review of the factors associated with postsecondary student drop-out, persistence, and degree attainment.