Goodbye to summer vacation?: the effects of summer enrollment on college and employment outcomes

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Author: Liu, Vivian Yuen Ting


Despite rich evidence on the benefit of summer enrollment at the K-12 level, the college completion literature has so far focused on college readiness, remediation, and financial aid, and has largely overlooked the potential benefits of taking summer courses among college students. Academic momentum theory suggests that summer enrollment may increase credit accumulation and retention and thus increase the rate of college completion. Using proximity to the closest four-year college as an instrumental variable (IV), [the author analyzes] public higher education data from an anonymous state...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Participation; Outcomes; Statistics; Employment

Keywords: Student retention; Achievement; Attainment; Data analysis; Employability

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: New York, New York: Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment, 2016

Physical description: 33 p.

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Resource type: Working paper

Call number: TD/TNC 126.879

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