ERIC Number: EJ774690
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 12
Interpreting the Influence of Community College Attendance upon Baccalaureate Attainment
Townsend, Barbara K.
Community College Review, v35 n2 p128-136 2007
National quantitative studies examining the impact of community college attendance upon educational attainment conclude that initial attendance at a community college (as opposed to a 4-year institution) reduces the likelihood of attaining a bachelor's degree. Yet these studies, which suggest that initial attendance at a community college is not a rational choice for those seeking the baccalaureate, do not typically consider many of the legitimate reasons students have for enrolling in the community college. In addition, future studies will need to factor in recent developments in the community college environment, such as the emergence of the community college baccalaureate, growth in residence halls, and the development of honors programs.
Descriptors: College Environment, College Attendance, Educational Attainment, Community Colleges, Bachelors Degrees, College Transfer Students, Correlation, Two Year College Students, College Choice
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Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
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