Demographic and Academic Characteristics Associated with College Readiness and Early College Success in the Republic of the Marshall Islands
From the report summary: "Education stakeholders in the Republic of the Marshall Islands are concerned about the apparent low levels of college readiness and early college success among high school graduates who attend the College of the Marshall Islands. A new REL Pacific report examines college readiness and early college success of students who graduated from Republic of the Marshall Islands high schools and enrolled at the College of the Marshall Islands between 2015 and 2017. Key findings include:
- Only 3 percent of students demonstrated college readiness and early college success by meeting all three indicators examined in the study. About 5 percent of students placed into only credit-bearing math and English courses, 19 percent earned all credits attempted during their first year of college, and 53 percent persisted to a second year of college.
- Students with a higher cumulative high school grade point average were more likely than other students to earn all credits attempted during the first year of college and to persist to a second year of college.
- Male students were more likely than female students to persist to a second year of college."