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Completing university: Characteristics and outcomes of completing and non-completing students



Research report no.51
Title:Completing university: Characteristics and outcomes of completing and non-completing students
Authors:Gary N. Marks, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
Publication date: 1 March 2007
ISSN:1440-3455
ISBN:978 0 86431 422 2

This report looks at factors that influence university course completion by young Australians. It follows a group of young Australians over a period of nine years. It provides understanding into course completion rate, in particular, the socio-demographic and educational factors. It also documents labour market outcomes of those who leave university before obtaining qualifications. In addition, it asks whether even a partial university experience can lead to further pathways. Research report no. 51 This report, published by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), is part of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) research program.

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