Pathways to College Degrees

This research focuses on pathways to educational attainment. These interests are particularly acute with respect to underrepresented minority youth, students from low-socio-economic backgrounds, and high school and community factors that influence college going and retention. We consider not only transitions from high school to college, but also transitions from community colleges to four-year institutions.

Project Publications

Perez-Felkner, L. (2015). Perceptions and resilience in underrepresented students’ pathways to college. Teachers College Record, 117(8), 1-60.

Perez-Felkner, L. (2012). Educational aspirations: Understanding social inequality in higher education and careers. Pathfinder (4), 5-8.

Perez-Felkner, L., Hedberg, E. C., & Schneider, B. (2011). The changing landscape: Enhancing the public school option for Black youth. In D. Slaughter-Defoe, H. Stevenson, E. Arrington, & D. J. Johnson (Eds.), Black educational choice: Assessing the private and public alternatives to traditional K-12 public schools (pp. 234-254). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Press.

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