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Horn, Laura

Overview
Works: 52 works in 122 publications in 1 language and 7,144 library holdings
Genres: Longitudinal studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Laura Horn
Confronting the odds : students at risk and the pipeline to higher education by Laura Horn( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents "Confronting the Odds: Students At Risk and the Pipeline to Higher Education," a statistical analysis report published by the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) of the U.S. Department of Education. Notes that the purposes of the report are to understand the junctures in the pipeline to college enrollment where at-risk high school graduates leave and what factors help at-risk students successfully enroll in college. Offers access to download the full report. Links to the NCES Electronic Catalog
Gender differences in participation and completion of undergraduate education and how they have changed over time by Katharin Peter( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nontraditional undergraduates : trends in enrollment from 1986 to 1992 and persistence and attainment among 1989-90 beginning postsecondary students by Laura Horn( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What colleges contribute : institutional aid to full-time undergraduates attending 4-year colleges and universities by Laura Horn( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many colleges and universities provide grant aid to undergraduates to help them pay for all or part of the tuition and fees charged by the institution. This study provides information about recent trends in institutional aid receipt and then examines the relationship between such aid and the likelihood of recipients staying enrolled in the awarding institution relative to comparable unaided students. The trend analysis is based on data gathered from three administrations of the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study conducted in 1992-1993, 1995-1996, and 1999-2000. The retention analysis is based on data from the first and second followups to the 1995-1996 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (bhps:96/01). Bps followed a cohort of students who first entered college in 1995-1996 and were last surveyed in 2001. As was consistent with earlier studies, this study found that the percentage of full-time undergraduates in 4-year colleges and universities who received institutional aid increased over the last decade in the public and private not-for-profit sectors. In 1992-1993, 17% of undergraduates in public institutions received institutional aid, averaging about $2,200. By 1999-2000, 23% received such aid, averaging about $2,700. Much of the increase was in the form of aid based entirely on merit. In public institutions, a relationship between the likelihood of receiving institutional merit aid and family income could not be detected in public institutions. Some groups of students who received institutional grant aid in their first year were more likely than their unaided counterparts to re-enroll in their second year, but these findings differed by student group and sector. An association between institutional grant aid receipt in the first year and 6-year institutional retention or degree attainment was only evident among students in public institutions. (Contains 10 tables, 11 figures, and 16 references.) (Sld)
Waiting to attend college : undergraduates who delay their postsecondary enrollment by Laura Horn( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward resiliency : at-risk students who make it to college by Laura Horn( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undergraduates who work by Laura Horn( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changes in postsecondary awards below the bachelor's degree, 1997 to 2007 by Laura Horn( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stopouts or stayouts? : undergraduates who leave college in their first year by Laura Horn( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persistence and attainment of beginning students with Pell grants by Christina Chang Wei( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profile of successful Pell grant recipients : time to bachelor's degree and early graduate school enrollment by Christina Chang Wei( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2006-07, the federal government awarded over $13 billion in Pell Grants to more than 5 million undergraduate students (U.S. Department of Education 2007). The goal of the Pell Grant program is to help students with financial need enroll in and graduate from college by providing them with a basic foundation of financial aid, to which they may add other grants, loans, or work-study awards from both federal and nonfederal sources. This study expands on the earlier research by analyzing factors related to timely completion of a bachelor's degree (i.e., within 6 years or less) and early enrollment in a graduate program (i.e., enrollment within 1 year of graduating from college) while comparing college graduates who received a Pell Grant with those who did not. Appended to this document are: (1) Glossary; and (2) Technical Notes and Methodology. (Contains 21 footnotes, 6 figures, and 17 tables.)
College persistence on the rise? : changes in 5-year degree completion and postsecondary persistence rates between 1994 and 2000 by Laura Horn( )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study compares the degree completion and persistence rates between two cohorts?students who first enrolled in postsecondary education in academic year 1989?90 and their counterparts who first enrolled in 1995?96. The analysis focuses on the rates at which students in each cohort completed a degree within 5 years or were still enrolled at the end of 5 years. The study also examines changes in the students' demographic profile and other population characteristics
Community college students : goals, academic preparation, and outcomes by E. Gareth Hoachlander( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document profiles the goals, preparation, and outcomes of community college students using three data sources: the 1999-2000 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, the 1996/01 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study, and the National Educational Longitudinal Study of 1988, Fourth Follow-up. This study addresses the following research questions: (1) What percentage of students enrolled in community colleges seek to complete a formal credential? (2) How do different types of community college students differ in their intentions to complete a formal credential? (3) Among those intending to complete a certificate or degree or transfer to a four-year institution, what percentage actually do so, and how do rates of completion vary among different types of students? (4) Among students intending to complete a formal credential, what is the relationship between rates of completion and different levels of postsecondary preparedness? and (5) When students are asked about the impact of their postsecondary education on various aspects of their labor market participation, how do the responses of students who completed a formal credential differ from those of students who left without a certificate or degree? Appended are a glossary of terms and a section with technical notes and information on the study's methodology. (RC)
Work first, study second : adult undergraduates who combine employment and postsecondary enrollment by Ali Berker( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working adult undergraduates can be broken into two groups: employees who study (those who work full-time and pursue postsecondary education to obtain skills necessary to advance in their careers) and students who work (those who work part-time and attend school full-time). In 1999-2000 roughly two-thirds of working undergraduates aged 24 or older reported that work was their primary activity, and among these nearly 70% combined full-time work with part-time attendance. These working adults make up a large percentage of the undergraduate population and nearly one-half received some sort of financial aid, including one-quarter who received aid from their employers. However, full-time work and part-time attendance combined with family responsibilities appeared to be barriers to completing a credential. Despite the fact that most employees who study thought it was important to earn a formal credential, 62% had not done so within 6 years. Moreover, among those who left, most did so in their first year. In contrast, their counterparts whose focus was on postsecondary enrollment students who work experienced more positive educational outcomes. These students, who were more likely to have fewer family responsibilities, were more likely to earn postsecondary credentials, especially bachelor's degrees. (Appendices include a glossary, technical notes and methodology, and supplementary tables. Contains 31 tables, 9 figures, and 16 references.) (mo)
Mapping the road to college : first-generation students' math track, planning strategies, and context of support by Laura Horn( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication compares first-generation students (i.e., those whose parents have no more than a high school education) with their peers whose parent or parents attended college. It focuses on mathematics course taking--the effectiveness of taking algebra in 8th grade and advanced math courses in high school for subsequent college enrollment--and planning strategies students used to prepare for college. The report also examines the involvement of students' parents, teachers, and other "institutional agents" capable of helping them prepare for college. The results of the study offer both negative and positive findings concerning the experiences of first-generation students. On the negative side, even after controlling for measures of academic achievement, family income, family structure (single versus two parents), and other related characteristics, first-generation students were less likely than their peers to participate in academic programs leading to college enrollment. Consequently, they were much less likely to enroll in college within two years of graduating from high school. The disparity between first-generation students and their peers from families where at least one parent had attained a bachelor's degree was especially notable. On the positive side, regardless of parents' educational attainment, students' achievement, and other related factors, students who completed mathematics programs beyond the level of Algebra 2 substantially increased their chances of enrolling in a 4-year college. In addition, other factors such as parents' participation in college preparation activities and students receiving help from their high school in the application process also increased students' chances of enrolling in college (at any level). (Contains 23 references.) (ASK) Note:The following two links are not-applicable for text-based browsers or screen-reading software
High school academic curriculum and the persistence path through college : persistence and transfer behavior of undergraduates 3 years after entering 4-year institutions by Laura Horn( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From bachelor's degree to work : major field of study and employment outcomes of 1992-93 bachelor's degree recipients who did not enroll in graduate education by 1997 by Laura Horn( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Students with disabilities in postsecondary education : a profile of preparation, participation, and outcomes by Laura Horn( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Getting ready to pay for college : what students and their parents know about the cost of college tuition and what they are doing to find out by Laura Horn( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 : a profile of parents of eighth graders by Laura Horn( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Horn, Laura

Horn, Laura J.

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