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Yu, Hongwei – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2017
Student retention has garnered increased attentions in higher education. Drawing from various theoretical perspectives, researchers have developed multiple theoretical models to explain or predict student retention. Most models, however, were intended for traditional aged, full-time students at 4-year colleges or universities. The rapid growth of…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence
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Mooring, Raymond D.; Mooring, Suazette R. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
For many underrepresented minority students, the path to the baccalaureate degree begins with initial enrollment at a community college. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of students interested in transferring actually do transfer to a 4-year institution. Of these transfers, few graduate with a baccalaureate degree within 6 years of initial…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Minority Groups, Bachelors Degrees, Educational Attainment
Cresswell, Ronald Eliot – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of the quantitative explanatory study was to investigate the relationship between student mathematics course prerequisite completion and the final grades attained in the required community college mathematics classes. A quantitative method was appropriate because it explored the relationship between the response variable, the final…
Descriptors: Prerequisites, Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Correlation
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Rueda, Norma G.; Sokolowski, Carole – Mathematics Educator, 2004
A study was conducted at Merrimack College in Massachusetts to compare the grades of students who took the recommended course as determined by their mathematics placement exam score and those who did not follow this recommendation. The goal was to decide whether the mathematics placement exam used at Merrimack College was effective in placing…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Mathematics Achievement, Statistical Analysis, Mathematics Instruction