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Pathways or Goat Tracks – Non-ATAR University Entrance
This research report fills research gaps around how young people find out about pathways into further education and future careers, including alternative non-ATAR pathways into university and pathways to vocational education.
Examining geography as a predictor of students’ university intentions: a logistic regression analysis
The key aim of this article is to investigate if, and to what extent, distance predicts students’ intentions to attend university. Over 9400 Australian students are included in the analysis. Findings indicated students from provincial areas were significantly less likely to report intent to study at university when compared with metropolitan students. Remote students were less likely to report an intention to attend university than students in the metropolitan category.
Access to higher education: Does distance impact students' intentions to attend university?
Data analysis indicates distance is a predictor of students’ intentions to attend university, net of selected demographic and socio-economic variables. This report applies statistical modelling and geo-mapping to existing data, contributing to current literature as well as indicating an ongoing advancement from discrete categorisation to continuous measures of students’ distance from higher education providers.