Higher parental income associated with higher persistence, graduation rates: Stat Can

A new Statistics Canada fact sheet by Melissa Van Bussel and Eric Fecteau examines the connections between parental income and factors such as persistence and graduation for students who began their programs in 2012/13. The study found that students in the highest parental income quartile persisted and graduated at higher rates than those from the lowest parental income quartile. This finding was consistent across different credentials of study, gender, and age groups. These differences were most notable across graduation rates and persistence rates, while the difference in graduation time was generally smaller. Stat Can Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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