ERIC Number: ED499361
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
The Effect of Student Goals on Community College Performance Measures. CCRC Brief. Number 33
Bailey, Thomas; Jenkins, Davis; Leinbach, D. Timothy
Community College Research Center, Columbia University
This brief summarizes a Community College Research Center (CCRC) study on the extent to which community college students' educational goals and reasons for enrolling influence their outcomes. Based on the findings, the brief presents suggestions for how colleges should approach student goals and aspirations in seeking to improve student success. This brief is based on the full-length paper, "Is Student Success Labeled Institutional Failure? Student Goals and Graduation Rates in the Accountability Debate at Community Colleges" [ED489101].
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Graduation, Goal Orientation, College Students, Enrollment Influences, Academic Achievement, Success, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Academic Persistence, College Transfer Students, Expectation, Socioeconomic Influences, Racial Differences
Community College Research Center. Available from: CCRC Publications. Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 West 120th Street Box 174, New York, NY 10027. Tel: 212-678-3091; Fax: 212-678-3699; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/ccrc
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Sponsor: Lumina Foundation for Education, Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Community Coll. Research Center.