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Breaking through

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Breaking through
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college aspirations and outcomes of high school graduates from Yonkers, New York
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Kronen
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Cara
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1979-
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Cara Kronen
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author
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Backstrand
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Jeffrey R.
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Jeffrey R. Backstrand
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Advisory Committee
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chair
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Sadovnik
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Alan
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Alan Sadovnik
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Advisory Committee
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internal member
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Barr
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Jason
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Jason Barr
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Advisory Committee
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internal member
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Fergus
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Edward
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Edward Fergus
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Advisory Committee
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Rutgers University
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Graduate School - Newark
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2014
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2014-05
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eng
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This mixed-methods study examines the pathways and barriers to college and the postsecondary outcomes of students who graduate from public high schools in Yonkers, New York. The project describes the ways in which students plan for life after high school and negotiate the college search and selection process. Data from the National Student Clearinghouse, surveys, interviews, focus groups, and participant observation were used to inform findings. The data show that students from Yonkers have high levels of college intentions and enrollment; in some cases, these levels are at or above national norms. This is especially encouraging, considering that Yonkers is a high-needs school district and that most graduates qualify for free or reduced-price lunches, are members of underrepresented minorities, and are potential first-generation college goers. Recent cohorts of Yonkers graduates enroll in postsecondary institutions more quickly than previous cohorts and persist into the second year at higher rates. Yonkers graduates have had mixed success with degree attainment. Survey, interview, and focus group data demonstrated that financial aid and family support systems were key to persistence toward graduation. Participants demonstrated low levels of financial awareness and many misconceptions about college costs, financial aid, and student loans.
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Urban Systems
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Rutgers University Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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xiv, 269 p. : ill.
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Ph.D.
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Includes bibliographical references
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by Cara Kronen
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High school graduates--New York (State)--Yonkers
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Universities and colleges--Admission
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Graduate School - Newark Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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doi:10.7282/T3G15Z3M
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ETD doctoral
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The author owns the copyright to this work.
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Kronen
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Cara
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2014-05-01 13:08:21
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Cara Kronen
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Rutgers University. Graduate School - Newark
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I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
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2014-05-31
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2014-11-30
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Access to this PDF has been restricted at the author's request. It will be publicly available after November 30th, 2014.
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