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ERIC Number: EJ1173767
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
Examining Factors Related to Academic Success of Military-Connected Students at Community Colleges
Williams-Klotz, Denise N.; Gansemer-Topf, Ann M.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v42 n6 p422-438 2018
The number of military-connected students enrolling in community colleges has increased dramatically in the past decade, and this trend is expected to continue. This research focused on examining factors that contribute to the academic success of community college students. Specifically, the purpose of this quantitative study was to identify the demographic characteristics; campus relationships; and financial, academic and personal experiences that are associated with grade point average (GPA) and intent to return for military-connected students at seven community colleges. Identifying as a Student of Color (any race or ethnicity other than White) and experience meeting professors' academic expectations were negatively associated with cumulative GPA, and feeling academically prepared to enter the institution was significantly and positively associated with intent to return. The results provide further evidence of the relationships among demographic and academic experiences and academic success. The authors offer recommendations for serving military-connected students at community colleges.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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