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ERIC Number: ED542010
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 22
With Great Challenges Come Great Opportunities: Promising Practices of Texas Community Colleges
Bruce, Jennifer; Shook, Melissa; Fletcher, Carla; Smith, Donna
TG (Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation)
Enrollment at Texas community colleges has increased substantially in recent years. Texas community colleges have a multitude of diverse missions, from academic degrees to technical certifications, remedial education, recreational self-fulfillment courses, and more. This diversity of student and community needs poses significant challenges to a community college's ability to produce successful outcomes for its students and community. TG's Center for Financial Aid Policy in Community Colleges commissioned a report to examine how high-performing Texas community colleges were meeting those challenges. In this report, a qualitative approach was used to gather descriptive information from three top-performing Texas community colleges: Northwest Vista College, Temple College, and Wharton County Junior College. This report provides a summary of recurring themes discovered among these institutions to help guide community colleges as they formulate future initiatives. (Contains 8 charts.)
TG (Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation). PO Box 83100, Round Rock, TX 78683. Tel: 800-252-9743; Tel: 512-219-5700; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation
Identifiers - Location: Texas