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Transgender College Students at Higher Suicide Risk after Denial of Access to Bathrooms, Research Shows

ATLANTA—Transgender university and college students are at a significantly higher risk for suicide attempts when their campus experience includes being denied access to bathrooms and gender-appropriate campus housing, a Georgia State University study finds.

“An alarmingly high proportion of the transgender individuals participating in this study—46.5 percent—had a history of attempted suicide,” said Kristie Seelman,… more »

International College Students Are Less Likely to Experience Violent Crimes, Research Suggests

ATLANTA—International students attending universities in the United States, particularly females, may be less at risk for violent, non-sexual victimization than their domestic counterparts, due, in part, to their choices in lifestyles and activities, new research suggests.

Using data from the American College Health Association’s National College Health Assessment II, criminologists from Georgia… more »

Charter High School Graduates Achieve Higher Earnings as Adults, New Study Shows

ATLANTA—Charter school graduates earn more than students who attend conventional public schools, according to the first large-scale study of the effects of charter schools on earnings in adulthood.

The study also reinforces the researchers’ previous findings that students who attend charter high schools are more likely to enroll and persist in college.

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