Gender Differences in Postsecondary Enrollment Rates of Texas Public High School
Examined in this study was the degree to which gender differences were present in the postsecondary enrollment of Texas public high school graduates at Texas 2-year public colleges and at 4-year public universities. Specifically analyzed were the enrollment percentages of males and females for three academic years (i.e., 2012-2013 through 2014-2015) for Texas public high school graduates. Over the 3-year time period analyzed, statistically significant differences were present in the postsecondary enrollment of Texas public high school graduates by gender. Female Texas public high school graduates enrolled in both 2-year and 4-year public institutions at a higher rate than their male counterparts. Moreover, females tended to enroll at 2-year institutions at a higher rate then 4-year institutions. Implications of these results and recommendations for future research were discussed.
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