Rural Students Studying in Tertiary Settings


  • Brian Hemmings Charles Sturt University
  • Russell Kay Charles Sturt University
  • Doug Hill Charles Sturt University



This article describes a study which traced a sample of rural students from Year 10 through to university. A statistical analysis of the data collected provides an understanding of the factors which are important in deciding whether to proceed to university and those which influence success in the first year of tertiary studies. The article concludes with a discussion of the study's implications for particular stakeholders. This article was developed from a paper delivered at the 13th National SPERA Conference, Adelaide, July 1997.




How to Cite

Hemmings, B., Kay, R., & Hill, D. (1998). Rural Students Studying in Tertiary Settings . Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 8(1), 17–22.