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ERIC Number: EJ1156663
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0251
Financially Eligible Pell Grant Community College Students' Perceptions of Institutional Integration
Ocean, Mia
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, v19 n3 p333-356 Nov 2017
There is a wealth of literature on the integration of university students increasing retention and ultimate completion, yet much less is known about the connections or disconnections that exist for community college students. Therefore, I interviewed financially eligible Pell Grant community college students (n = 62) about their connections to their institutions, and I subsequently conducted a thematic analysis of the data. Students' experiences of integration ranged from feeling they created a family to perceiving unfair treatment. Overwhelmingly, students felt connected to their community college. However, some students who were not meeting satisfactory academic progress described a disconnection to their community college. The results indicate a need to reevaluate the satisfactory academic progress criteria and develop an integration model specific for low-income community college students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Pell Grant Program
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A