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Horn, Laura

Overview
Works: 44 works in 105 publications in 1 language and 7,352 library holdings
Genres: Longitudinal studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: LC4069.6, 374.9
Publication Timeline
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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 )

2 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
Toward resiliency : at-risk students who make it to college by Laura Horn( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 371 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 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report examines the beginning of the educational experiences of students who leave college before their second year, both those who return to college later (stopouts) and those who do not return (stayouts). The report is based on data from the 1989-90 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study. First-year students in 1989-90 were followed up in 1992 and 1994. Among study highlights are the following: overall, nearly 30 percent of first-year students left before their second year; 64 percent of students who left the 4-year sector returned within five years (stopped out), whereas half of students who left the public 2-year sector stopped out and half stayed out; among stopouts in the 4-year sector 42 percent returned to the same institution, whereas in the public 2-year sector, 57 percent returned to the same institution; and in both sectors, students who stayed out were more likely to be older, to have children, and to work full time. Twenty-four tables and figures present data in sections on: overview of first-year leavers, stopout path from 4-year institutions, stopout path from public 2-year institutions, and characteristics of stopouts and stayouts. Appended are a glossary and technical notes. (Contains 18 references.) (DB)
Undergraduates who work by Laura Horn( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 349 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 344 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 )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mapping the road to college : first-generation students' math track, planning strategies, and context of support by Laura Horn( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 266 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
Minority undergraduate participation in postsecondary education by Laura Horn( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 262 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 )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study used data from the Parent and Youth Surveys of the 1999 National Household Education Surveys Program (nhes:1999) to investigate how much "college-bound" students in grades 6 through 12 and their parents know about the cost of attending college and the relationships between their knowledge of college costs and how they go about preparing for college. It examined whether parents had started to save for their children's education, gathered information on financial aid, and knew about various tax credits to help offset costs. Students were asked about discussions they had with parents or teachers or counselors to learn about college costs, academic requirements, and financial aid availability. The base sample consisted of 7,910 students in grades 6 through 12 who participated in nhes:1999. Almost all planned to attend college, while only 18% of students and 30% of parents had obtained information about what it would cost to attend. The older students were, the more likely they were to have gathered information about costs. The likelihood of having knowledge also increased with household income and parents' education. Findings show that students who can least afford college are least aware of what it costs to attend. Four appendixes contain supplemental information, including tables and technical notes. (Contains 34 tables, 14 figures, and 23 references.) (Sld)
Descriptive summary of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students, 3 years later : with an essay on students who start at less-than-4-year institutions by Lutz K Berkner( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 244 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 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Placing college graduation rates in context : how 4-year college graduation rates vary with selectivity and the size of low-income enrollment by Laura Horn( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What students pay for college : changes in net price of college attendance between 1992-93 and 1999-2000 : statistical analysis report by Laura Horn( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 11 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( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender differences in participation and completion of undergraduate education and how they have changed over time by Katharin Peter( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waiting to attend college : undergraduates who delay their postsecondary enrollment by Laura Horn( Book )

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

 
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Alternative Names
Horn, Laura

Horn, Laura J.

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English (55)