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Cho, Sung-Woo; Karp, Melinda Mechur – Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2012
Using data from the Virginia Community College System and building upon prior Florida-based research, this study examines whether student success course enrollment has positive associations with shorter term student outcomes, including earning any college credits within the first year and persisting into the second year. The present study finds…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Outcomes of Education, College Credits, Two Year College Students
Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2012
In dual enrollment (DE), high school students are enrolled in a college course and complete all the assignments that would normally be completed as part of the course. At the end of the course, they are given a final grade on a college transcript and course credit that can be applied toward a college degree. Dual enrollment programs differ from…
Descriptors: High Schools, Dual Enrollment, Secondary School Teachers, College Faculty
Karp, Melinda Mechur; Calcagno, Juan Carlos; Hughes, Katherine L.; Jeong, Dong Wook; Bailey, Thomas – Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2008
Dual enrollment programs enable students to take college courses and earn college credit while in high school. Once limited to high-achieving students, these programs are now seen as a means to support the postsecondary preparation of average-achieving students. Moreover, though dual enrollment programs typically have been reserved for…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Vocational Education, Graduation Rate, Educational Indicators
Zeidenberg, Matthew; Jenkins, Davis; Calcagno, Juan Carlos – Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2007
Despite the prevalence of student success courses at community colleges, little research has been conducted on their effectiveness. The research described in this brief is an initial attempt to fill that gap. This brief thus reports the recent findings of an in-depth Community College Research Center (CCRC) study on the relationship between…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Credentials, College Students, Community Colleges
Calcagno, Juan Carlos; Crosta, Peter; Bailey, Thomas; Jenkins, Davis – Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2006
This Brief reports on a new study that begins to fill this research gap. Using longitudinal unit record transcript data on a cohort of first-time community college students in Florida, the study sought to determine whether remedial pathways, such as enrolling in a developmental math course, and enrollment milestones, such as completing a certain…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Nontraditional Students, Two Year College Students, Longitudinal Studies
Jenkins, Davis – Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2006
The purpose of this study is to identify the policies and practices of community colleges that are effective in enabling their students to succeed in postsecondary education. The study was conducted through a partnership with the Florida Department of Education's Division of Community Colleges and Workforce Education and funded by the Lumina…
Descriptors: School Policy, College Students, Technical Assistance, Community Colleges