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The Review of Higher Education
This study draws on data from descriptive case studies of 15 high schools, three in each of five states. The findings highlight constraints in the availability of college counseling, differences in the availability of college counseling across schools, and the influence of schools, districts, higher education institutions, and states on the availability and nature of college counseling. The study suggests that, in the context of limited fiscal and other resources, changes in federal and state financial aid policies, district policies pertaining to counseling, and relationships with higher education institutions will help ensure that all students receive sufficient college counseling.
Copyright © 2007 Association for the Study of Higher Education. This article first appeared in The Review of Higher Education Volume 31: Number 2 (2008), pp. 131-159. Reprinted with permission by Johns Hopkins University Press.
Perna, L. W. (2008). The Role of College Counseling in Shaping College Opportunity: Variations Across High Schools. The Review of Higher Education, 31 (2), 131-159. http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/rhe.2007.0073
Date Posted: 25 May 2016
This document has been peer reviewed.