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ERIC Number: EJ1022792
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
Unit Completion Ratio: Assessing Influences of Campus on Community College Student Success
Schuetz, Pam
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v38 n7 p612-624 2014
This study examines survey and transcript data for a stratified random sample of over 4,000 students enrolled in the nine campuses of the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) and found that several campuses predict small but statistically significant differences in "unit completion ratio" (defined as the ratio of units [or credit hours] completed with a grade of A, B, C, or pass to units attempted) after controlling for influences of student characteristics ("p" < 0.05). Furthermore, split-file data analyses indicate that some campuses foster higher rates of completion for specific types of student subpopulations--such as first generation or nonnative English speakers--after controlling for other student characteristics. Limitations, implications for practice, and recommendations for further study conclude this article.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California