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ERIC Number: EJ1119094
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
Community College Choice and the Role of Undermatching in the Lives of African Americans
Lowry, Kimberly M.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v41 n1 p18-26 2017
African American students enroll in 2-year colleges at disproportionately high rates. Little exploration has been conducted on students within this population who could have attended 4-year institutions--a phenomenon known as "undermatching" (Bastedo & Flaster, 2014). This study explores their college choice process, the factors that influence their decision to attend a community college, and their experience in this type of institution. Findings reveal the role of familial influences in their decision, student perspectives about their choice, and the social and academic impacts of undermatching. Important implications for future research and practice are highlighted.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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