ERIC Number: EJ774404
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 16
Successful Vertical Transitions: What Separates Community College Transfers Who Earn the Baccalaureate from Those Who Don't?
Freeman, Melissa L.; Conley, Valerie Martin; Brooks, Gordon P.
Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, v13 n2 p141-150 Spr 2006
Many students who first enroll in a community college express an interest in transfer and baccalaureate attainment. However, few actually attain the baccalaureate degree. Various risk factors have been shown to exert strong and significant effects on transfer and subsequent baccalaureate degree attainment, yet few studies have included the impact of geography on transfer success. In this study, we examine factors, including socio-demographic characteristics, geographic characteristics, and personal goals on baccalaureate attainment among students who began their academic career at the community college. (Contains 3 tables.)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, High Risk Students, Socioeconomic Influences, Migration, Student Mobility, Goal Orientation, Academic Aspiration, College Transfer Students, Rural Education, Geographic Location
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
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