Risk Factors for College Success: Insights from Adults in Nine Career Pathways Programs

Published: June 24, 2016
Topics:
Self-Sufficiency, Welfare & Employment
Projects:
Career Pathways Research Portfolio | Learn more about this project, Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education (PACE), 2007-2018 | Learn more about this project
Types:
Reports

This analysis of data from 3,719 students in the Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education (PACE) evaluation highlights risk factors that disadvantaged students face in college success. The data indicates a strong relationship between college success and past educational experience; economic status; expected work hours; and expected part-time status. Findings also affirm the role of psycho-social factors—especially determination and confidence—in college success. Each program targeted and recruited different segments of the national population of disadvantaged adults.

Last Reviewed: December 18, 2018