Higher education access and outcomes for the 2008 national matric cohort

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Author: Van Broekhuizen, Hendrik; Van der Berg, Servaas; Hofmeyr, Heleen


This study uses a unique dataset to investigate university access, throughput, and dropout for the 2008 national matric cohort. The findings show that university access in South Africa is limited, even among learners who perform relatively well in matric. In addition, those who do gain access to university often take a long time to complete their studies, with many never completing at all. As a result, only a select minority of matric learners manage to obtain university qualifications. Significant inequalities in university outcomes between race groups and across geographical space also...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Outcomes; Higher education; Participation; Students

Keywords: Access to education and training; Transition from secondary to further education and training; University; Academic persistence; Educational background

Geographic subjects: Africa; South Africa

Published: Pretoria, South Africa: Labour Market Intelligence Partnership, Human Sciences Research Council, 2017

Physical description: xxi, 93 p.

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Series: LMIP report; no. 30

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 133.406

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