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More postsecondary students with disabilities attend community and technical colleges than their non-disabled peers.

Fewer students with disabilities enroll in postsecondary institutions than non-disabled students and the majority who enroll in postsecondary education of any type enroll in two-year (community and technical) colleges. In a recent study, two years after high school, 63% of the students with disabilities had enrolled in some form of postsecondary education compared with 72% of the students without disabilities. Of those enrolled, 42% of the students with disabilities enrolled in four-year schools compared to 62% without disabilities.

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