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College persistence increases for students with experience in care (via CALYouth Study)
Lower percentages of students with experience in foster care obtain academic achievement and higher percentages face homelessness and poverty (via CALYouth study Chaplin Hall, page 145)
After age 18, research shows an increase in academic attainment of about 4% for students with experience in foster care (via CALYouth Study, page 16)
Historically, young adults who age out of care enroll in college at a rate of 25% compared to that of 41% of the general population (via Foster Club)