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Students with disabilities earn about the same number of associate degrees or vocational certificates, but fewer bachelors degrees, than students without disabilities.

The National Center for Educational Statistics found that two years after high school, 63% of students with disabilities had enrolled in some form of postsecondary education compared to 72% of students without disabilities. After five years, 53% of the students with disabilities had attained a degree or certificate or were still enrolled compared to 64% of the students without disabilities. Of the students with disabilities, 16% earned a bachelors degree and 25% earned an associates degree or vocational certificate. Of the students without disabilities, 27% attained a bachelors degree and 25% earned an associates degree or vocational certificate.

Source: Horn L., & Berktold, J. (1999). Students with disabilities in postsecondary education: A profile of preparation, participation, and outcomes. Education Statistics Quarterly; 1,(3), 59-64.

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