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ERIC Number: EJ782074
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3737
Does Age of Entrance Affect Community College Completion Probabilities? Evidence from a Discrete-Time Hazard Model
Calcagno, Juan Carlos; Crosta, Peter; Bailey, Thomas; Jenkins, Davis
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, v29 n3 p218-235 2007
Research has consistently shown that older students--those who enter college for the first time at age 25 or older--are less likely to complete a degree or certificate. The authors estimate a single-risk discrete-time hazard model using transcript data on a cohort of first-time community college students in Florida to compare the educational outcomes of older and traditional-age students. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the authors' results suggest that after controlling for cognitive mathematics ability, older students enrolled in Florida community colleges have a higher conditional probability of completing a degree or certificate in the observed event period. (Contains 6 tables, 2 figures and 20 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida