Disadvantaged students twice as likely to drop out after first year of college

“Almost one in five students from disadvantaged schools do not progress to third-level education beyond their first year, compared to just one in 10 students who went to fee-paying schools, a new study by the Higher Education Authority reveals. Some 19% of students from Deis – Delivering Equality of Opportunity – schools, and 14% of students attending standard schools do not return for a variety of reasons after the first year, according to a statistical analysis of new third-level entrants in the 2014/2015 academic year …” (more)

[Allison Bray and Fiona Dillon, Independent, 18 May]

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