Thursday, 19 Apr 2007
A new analysis of the characteristics of students who fail to complete university courses by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) has found that whether a student attended a government or independent school and their socioeconomic background made little difference to the odds of completing their course.
The study, released today, investigated attrition rates from university courses, background factors that may influence attrition and the labour market consequences of non-completion. Data were collected from a group of young Australians who commenced university study between 1998 and 2001. Their education, training and labour market activities were tracked up until 2004 when they were around 23 years of age.