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LaViolet, Tania; Fresquez, Benjamin; Maxson, McKenzie; Wyner, Joshua – Aspen Institute, 2018
"The Talent Blind Spot," which is divided into two reports, demonstrates that, each year, more than 50,000 high-achieving, low- and moderate-income community college students do not transfer to a four-year institution. Approximately 15,000 of these students have a 3.7 GPA or higher, which suggests they could succeed at even the most…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, Graduation Rate
Wootan, Gail – Washington Student Achievement Council, 2017
Transfer is the movement of students and their earned credits from one institution to another. This process includes how students' work from the sending institution is applied toward degree requirements at the receiving institution. The Washington Legislature has tasked the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) with "improving student…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, College Transfer Students, State Policy, Private Colleges
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2015
Washington's community and technical colleges have an open door policy that gives everyone a fair shot at enrolling in college and improving their lives if they have the drive and determination. They accept students at any age and stage in their lives and at any educational level. They take students from where they are, to where they want to be.…
Descriptors: Technical Institutes, Community Colleges, Enrollment, Open Enrollment
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2015
Washington's community and technical colleges, private non-profit baccalaureate, and public baccalaureate colleges and universities have a proud history of partnering to serve students. Nowhere is this cooperation more evident than in the smooth transfer process from community and technical colleges into four-year colleges and universities. This…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Private Colleges
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2014
Growing Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics (STEM) talent Washington MESA--Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement--helps under-represented community college students excel in school and ultimately earn STEM bachelor's degrees. MESA has two key programs: one for K-12 students, and the other for community and technical college…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Engineering Education
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Kisker, Carrie B.; Wagoner, Richard L.; Cohen, Arthur M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
In recent years, a convergence of several forces--increased legislative involvement in higher education, governmental and philanthropic pressure to increase postsecondary degree and certificate production, demands for a highly trained workforce, and fiscal belt-tightening at colleges and universities across America--has resulted in efforts to…
Descriptors: General Education, Articulation (Education), Associate Degrees, Educational Legislation
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Sherman, Jane; Andreas, Michelle – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
How did Washington create a clear organizational structure that assigns responsibility for each aspect of transfer policy to the group that is best suited to manage it (Kisker, Wagoner, and Cohen, 2011)? In this chapter, the authors will introduce the agencies, organizations, and entities that have played a key role in gathering information,…
Descriptors: Transfer Policy, Technical Institutes, Universities, Community Colleges
Zeidenberg, Matthew; Scott, Marc – Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2011
Community college students typically have access to a large selection of courses and programs, and therefore the student transcripts at any one college or college system tend to be very diverse. As a result, it is difficult for faculty, administrators, and researchers to understand the course-taking patterns of students in order to determine what…
Descriptors: College Students, Technical Institutes, Community Colleges, Course Selection (Students)
Perlstein, Linda – Aspen Institute, 2011
The nation's community colleges share a common and vital purpose: preparing students--young and working adults--for jobs and continued academic study. Today, over 7 million community college students strive to attain a degree that will expand their opportunity, whether they aim to graduate directly into the workforce or continue on to seek a…
Descriptors: Job Placement, Community Colleges, Educational Quality, College Role
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2011
More than 70 percent of the students who access higher education in Washington do so first at a two-year institution. Washington's two-year colleges account for a higher percentage of public and private college student enrollments (49 percent) than in the United States in general (34 percent). The Higher Education Coordinating Board's (HECB)…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Two Year Colleges, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2010
This Academic Year Report 2009-10 provides a snapshot of funding, facilities, staffing, and enrollments in community and technical colleges in the past academic year. The report also describes key measures of student outcomes and addresses the most frequently asked questions related to expenditures, personnel and students. Additional demographic…
Descriptors: Expenditures, Technical Institutes, Community Colleges, College Credits
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2006
This document brings together much of the information one might need to understand and discuss higher education issues. While this publication does not attempt to answer every question that may come up in discussions about higher education, it highlights the most often-asked questions about institutions, faculty, students, costs, budgets,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Student Financial Aid, State Government
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2006
Transfer students often take extra courses on their way to a bachelor's degree because they have neglected to meet with college advisors or to plan their coursework early in their studies. The state's four-year colleges often require different courses for admission, or evaluate previous work differently when deciding whether it meets their…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Computer Uses in Education, Pilot Projects, Two Year College Students
Clements-Sampson, Sara; Smith, Andi; Spaulding, Randy – Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2006
Over the past several decades, a bachelor's degree has become an increasingly important tool for workers interested in pursuing the jobs of tomorrow. For the thousands of students who begin their college careers at community and technical colleges, transfer is essential in realizing their goal of attaining a bachelor's degree and ensuring they can…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Educational Attainment, Community Colleges, Technical Institutes
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2006
Transfer is a primary strategy for providing access to baccalaureate-level education in Washington State. For thousands of students, transfer is an effective and efficient way to complete their studies. About 41 percent of the 16,800 students awarded degrees at Washington public baccalaureate institutions in the 2000-2001 academic year had…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Majors (Students), Higher Education, Transfer Policy
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