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Beyond Access: Explaining Socioeconomic Differences in College Transfer

Authors

Sara Goldrick-Rab (BIO)

Associate Professor, Departments of Educational Policy Studies and Sociology
Senior Scholar, WISCAPE
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Fabian T. Pfeffer

Faculty Research Fellow, Institute for Social Research
University of Michigan

Summary

The authors find that college students from less educated families are more likely to transfer from four-year schools to community colleges partly because of lower levels of academic performance during freshman year.

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