The re-recruitment of students who have withdrawn from Australian higher education

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Author: Harvey, Andrew; Szalkowicz, Giovanna; Luckman, Michael

Abstract:

This report was funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and outlines the extent to which students who withdraw from higher education subsequently return to the sector; and specifically explores low socioeconomic status (SES) students' motivations for leaving, and the factors affecting their re-enrolment. Based on national data analysis and supported by qualitative research findings, the findings reveal that, with little institutional effort, around one half of 'non-completers' already return to higher education within eight years of their initial...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Students; Participation; Higher education; Equity; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Student attrition; Dropout; Reentry students; Socioeconomic background; Student behaviour; Enrolment; Completion; Student services; Institutional role

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: Centre for Higher Education Equity and Diversity Research, La Trobe University, 2017

Physical description: 67 p.

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http://www.latrobe.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/784028/La-Trobe-NPP-Re-recruitment-Research-Report-24-February-2017.pdf

ISBN: 9780994610034

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 127.976

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