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ERIC Number: ED518875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 148
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1242-5060-1
Assessing the Need for Community College Baccalaureate Degree Programs in Mississippi
Williams, Johannah Bell
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Southern Mississippi
This study involved assessing the professional and personal opinions of Mississippi community college students, faculty and administrators regarding the need for community college baccalaureate degree programs in Mississippi. The goal of this study was to determine if students, faculty and administrators at Mississippi community colleges believed that the implementation of baccalaureate degree programs at their respective colleges would be beneficial to the college and to the students. Furthermore, this study sought to determine if the opinions of said participants regarding the implementation of baccalaureate degree programs were affected by certain factors. Students, faculty and administrators from each of the 15 community colleges in Mississippi (as well as their associated branch campuses) were invited to participate in the survey process. A majority of the students, faculty and administrators surveyed reported a need for community college baccalaureate degree programs. However, a majority of the individuals surveyed also believed that students could obtain baccalaureate degrees whether their local community colleges offered them or not. Furthermore, many of the factors examined did not have a significant effect on reported need. Nontraditional students, first generation students and students with family responsibilities, as well as female employees, had a significant effect on reported need in a positive direction. Employees listed in the "other" race category also had a significant effect on reported need, but in a negative direction. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mississippi