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ERIC Number: EJ1158141
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2158-9232
Oklahoma and Texas Completion Policies for Community Colleges
Rankin, David A.; Scott, Joyce A.; Kim, JoHyun
eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, Spr 2015
This study measured the effectiveness of and differences between Oklahoma's Brain Gain and Texas' Closing the Gaps policies to enhance degree completion of students at community colleges. Descriptive statistics and independent-samples "t" tests were conducted utilizing data from community colleges' 3-year graduation rates from the National Center for Education Statistics Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Systems database for benchmark year 2002 and years 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012. The results showed that both states' total, black, and white community college 3-year graduation rates decreased from 2002 to 2012. Only Oklahoma's Hispanic graduation rate increased while Texas' Hispanic graduation rate decreased during the same period. No statistically significant differences were found between total, Black, Hispanic, and White community college graduation rates in Oklahoma and Texas. Findings revealed that the policies implemented in Oklahoma and Texas did not cause the desired impact at their states' community colleges. Recommendations for policy and future research are provided.
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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: Oklahoma; Texas
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