The re-recruitment of students who have withdrawn from Australian higher education

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


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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ISBN: 9780994610034

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 127.976

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