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University of Texas at Dallas Research Indicates Genesys Works Internship Program Increases College Persistence for Participating Students

Study Shows the Persistence Rate Beyond the First Year in College is 86 Percent for Genesys Works’ Graduates

A study conducted by the Texas Schools Project at The University of Texas at Dallas reviewing and analyzing the impact of meaningful high school internships on a student’s persistence through the first year of college suggests that the Genesys Works model is a possible solution to alleviate the nation-wide challenges associated not simply with students finishing high school and attending college, but most importantly, persisting with their college education.

“The positive impact on important student outcomes is both substantively and statistically significant,” said Dr. Nidhi Mehrotra , lead investigator for the project at the University of Texas at Dallas"

The study results find that Genesys Works increases the probability of a student transitioning to a higher education institution by between 16 – 20 percent.

In addition, the study found that of the cohorts studied 92 percent of the program completers went on to college and 86 percent persisted beyond their first year, a good predictor of future college success.

For more information on the impact of Genesys Works, read the full press release here

To read the full study from the University of Texas at Dallas, please click here.

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