Alternative pathways into university: are tertiary preparation programs a viable option?

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During the past three decades, the student populations of Australian universities have become more heterogeneous as the higher education sector expanded and new alternative entry pathways were established. Broadening access to university study and, therefore, to professional and semi-professional occupations, provides avenues for social mobility. In this paper, we examine whether students entering university via alternative entry pathways, and in particular, on-campus tertiary preparation programs, have similar levels of achievement and attainment as students who entered via the more...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Pathways; Higher education; Participation; Outcomes

Keywords: Nontraditional students; Achievement; Attainment; Social mobility; Student retention

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: National Tertiary Education Union, 2018

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Journal volume: 60

Journal number: 1

Journal date: 2018

Pages: pp. 35-44

ISSN: 0818-8068

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 131.466

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