ERIC Number: ED479827
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Community College Students: Goals, Academic Preparation, and Outcomes. Postsecondary Education Descriptive Analysis Reports.
Hoachlander, Gary; Sikora, Anna C.; Horn, Laura
This document profiles the goals, preparation, and outcomes of community college students using three data sources: the 1999-2000 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, the 1996/01 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study, and the National Educational Longitudinal Study of 1988, Fourth Follow-up. This study addresses the following research questions: (1) What percentage of students enrolled in community colleges seek to complete a formal credential? (2) How do different types of community college students differ in their intentions to complete a formal credential? (3) Among those intending to complete a certificate or degree or transfer to a four-year institution, what percentage actually do so, and how do rates of completion vary among different types of students? (4) Among students intending to complete a formal credential, what is the relationship between rates of completion and different levels of postsecondary preparedness? and (5) When students are asked about the impact of their postsecondary education on various aspects of their labor market participation, how do the responses of students who completed a formal credential differ from those of students who left without a certificate or degree? Appended are a glossary of terms and a section with technical notes and information on the study's methodology. (RC)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Academic Degrees, Associate Degrees, Community Colleges, Educational Certificates, Student Educational Objectives, Transfer Rates (College), Transfer Students, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2003/2003164.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study