Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Examining College Stop out Rates for Students with Disabilities
Nicole Anthony, Kaycee Bills

The number of individuals with disabilities who enroll in college is increasing. A college degree can lead to various employment opportunities and financial freedom; however, some students with disabilities may frequently stop attending college. Little is known about the factors that influence stop out rates for college students with disabilities. This exploratory study used data from the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:12/17) to investigate factors that influence stop out rates among undergraduate students with disabilities. Undergraduate stop out rates were associated with 2- year institutions, private non-profit institutions, for-profit private institutions, and Black students with disabilities. Educational implications are discussed after the results and discussion sections.

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