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ERIC Number: EJ1142205
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0734-6670
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Patton, Carol
Journal of College Admission, n234 p28-32 Win 2017
In 2014, approximately 7.3 million undergraduate students (42 percent) were enrolled in community colleges in the US, the latest statistic offered by the Community College Research Center. At some schools, like Cleveland State University (OH), more transfer students graduated in 2014 with a bachelor's degree than students who entered four-year institutions as freshmen. For more than a decade, community colleges have been overcoming stubborn myths and stereotypes. Many work with four-year schools to develop articulation agreements designed to focus more on learning objectives or student outcomes to ensure seamless transfers. In some cases, adjunct professors also teach at both two- and four-year schools, minimizing potential gaps in student learning. Students no longer repeat core courses or wait another year or two to graduate. Most importantly, such changes are paving the way for motivated students to earn four-year degrees and claim their place in a job market that lacks skilled workers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York); Utah; Ohio
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