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ERIC Number: EJ977763
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
Student Decisions to Attend Public Two-Year Community Colleges
Barreno, Yvette; Traut, Carol Ann
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v36 n11 p863-871 2012
This study examined reasons for student choice of a specific community college. The site of the study is a west Texas public, two-year institution with 4,674 students, full- and part-time, as of fall 2008. The top six reasons for selection were transferability of courses, available academic programs and quality, campus location, cost, available educational facilities and technology, and advice from family and friends. The next six reasons were financial aid, college reputation, campus safety, college web site, campus activities and recreational facilities, and athletic teams and sports. Improving the college product and addressing needs of various students regionally, nationally, and internationally must be priorities for community colleges. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas