Academic Scholarship

Investigating the Impact of Financial Aid on Student Dropout Risks: Racial and Ethnic Differences

Journal of Higher Education, 81(2), 179-208., April 2010

Journal of Higher Education Rong Chen, Ph.D.
Department of Education Leadership, Management and Policy

Achieving equal educational opportunity has long been a concern of American higher education, and a major challenge is the persistent disparity in college outcomes across racial/ethnic groups. Using event history methods and data from the Beginning Post-secondary Students (BPS) and National Post-secondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS) surveys, this study examines how financial aid may differentially influence dropout risks among these student groups.


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