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ERIC Number: EJ822780
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0194-3081
Do Institutional Attributes Predict Individuals' Degree Success at Two-Year Colleges?
Goble, Lisbeth J.; Rosenbaum, James E.; Stephan, Jennifer L.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n144 p63-72 Win 2008
This article explores institutional attributes that matter for two-year college students and how they vary by different subpopulations of students, with an eye toward understanding what institutional attributes better support the success of underprepared students. In particular, the authors address the following questions: (1) Which institutional attributes are associated with students' degree completion at two-year colleges?; (2) Does college graduation rate have a significant impact in predicting degree completion beyond what one could predict from just knowing those institutional attributes?; (3) Does college graduation rate remain a predictor of individual degree completion after controlling for students' individual attributes?; and (4) Do institutional attributes, including graduation rate, provide useful information for students at all levels of achievement or only for certain subgroups? In the analysis of all students who start at two-year colleges, the authors find that students with higher high school achievement have higher odds of completing an associate's degree or higher. They also find that there is a positive and significant impact of the institution's graduation rate on students' odds of degree completion. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305B040098