Noncognitive Factors That Support Postsecondary Persistence in Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Students


Persistence in postsecondary settings refers to the likelihood that a student will remain in school, particularly past the first year of enrollment. Although deaf and hard of hearing student enrollment in postsecondary settings has seen a significant increase, students continue to face obstacles to completion of their postsecondary degree goals, with high rates of attrition. Facilitating successful persistence is thus a critical issue in increasing education and work options for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.