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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
Pedone, Maggie Helene – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The underrepresentation of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is a complex problem that continues to persist at the postsecondary level, particularly in computer science and engineering fields. This dissertation explored the pre-college and college level factors that influenced undergraduate women's persistence in…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, STEM Education, Academic Persistence
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Flynn, Daniel T. – Journal of Educational Issues, 2016
Persistence studies in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields indicate that the pipeline to degree attainment is "leaky" and underrepresented minorities are not persisting in the STEM fields. Those students who do not persist in the STEM fields either migrate to other fields of study or drop out of higher education…
Descriptors: College Students, STEM Education, Academic Persistence, Postsecondary Education
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Yu, Hongwei; Campbell, Dale; Mendoza, Pilar – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
Prior research studies associated the employment of part-time faculty with student degree and/or certificate completion (Benjamin, 2002; Ehrenberg & Zhang, 2005; Jacoby, 2006; Leslie & Gappa, 2002; Umbach, 2008; Umbach & Wawrzynski, 2005). To date, institutional-level data have been utilized to investigate whether such employment…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Graduation, Associate Degrees, Certification
Hoffman, Holly Gilbertson – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Colleges and universities have recently been under great pressure to increase institutional graduation rates, due to a surge in consumer demand for accountability and the use of graduation rates to deter nine effectiveness and funding. Many colleges may choose to achieve higher graduation rates by simply increasing selectivity. However, this…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Bachelors Degrees, First Generation College Students, Student College Relationship
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Walpole, MaryBeth; Chambers, Crystal Renee; Goss, Kathryn – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2014
This inquiry is an exploration of the educational trajectories of African American women community college students. We compare the persistence of African American women to African American men and to all women college students using the 1996/2001 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Survey and the 1993/2003 Baccalaureate and Beyond…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, African American Students, Academic Persistence, Females
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Heil, Scott; Reisel, Liza; Attewell, Paul – American Educational Research Journal, 2014
How much of a difference does it make whether a student of a given academic ability enters a more or a less selective four-year college? Some studies claim that attending a more academically selective college markedly improves one's graduation prospects. Others report the reverse: an advantage from attending an institution where one's own skills…
Descriptors: Selective Admission, Statistical Analysis, College Admission, Graduation Rate
Scott-Clayton, Judith; Minaya, Veronica – Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment, 2014
Student employment subsidies are one of the largest types of federal employment subsidies, and one of the oldest forms of student aid. Yet it is unclear whether they help or harm students' long term outcomes. We present a framework that decomposes overall effects into a weighted average of effects for marginal and inframarginal workers. We then…
Descriptors: Student Employment, Financial Support, Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid
Agan, Amanda Yvonne – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Almost half of postsecondary students are currently enrolled in community colleges. These institutions imply that even amongst students with the same degree outcome there is considerable heterogeneity in the path taken to get there. I estimate the life-cycle private and social returns to the different postsecondary paths and sequential decisions…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys, Educational Benefits
Habersham, Sherida L. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
There is a need to quantitatively relate student demographics along with dual enrollment program participation and analyze those associations on postsecondary academic persistence. This task is made more difficult in that there is limited foundation research in these areas. Further, dual enrollment programmatic guidelines differ between states.…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, College Credits, Academic Persistence, Gender Differences
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Attewell, Paul; Jang, Sou Hyun – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2013
The summer school sessions that colleges offer their undergraduates are sometimes considered supplementary activities and are rarely perceived as central to a college's mission or effectiveness. However, analyses of college transcript data that tracked a nationally-representative sample of undergraduates for several years and through multiple…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Undergraduate Students, Program Effectiveness, Academic Persistence
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Kinzie, Jillian – Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 2013
The essay examines the variety of research methods and measures used in the first-year experience and students-in-transition field over the past 25 years. Interrogating the extant research, Kinzie explores whether the methods and analytic processes most commonly employed are adequate to advance our understanding of complex issues in the field. The…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Scholarship, Educational Research, Mixed Methods Research
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Wang, Xueli; McCready, Bo – Educational Researcher, 2013
Drawing upon the latest data from the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:04/09) and the Postsecondary Education Transcript Data (PETS:09), this study employed propensity score matching and postmatching logistic regression to estimate the extent to which postsecondary coenrollment affects persistence and attainment of students…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Higher Education, Community Colleges, Measures (Individuals)
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Wine, Jennifer; Bryan, Michael; Siegel, Peter – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
The National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS) helps fulfill the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) mandate to collect, analyze, and publish statistics related to education. The purpose of NPSAS is to compile a comprehensive research dataset, based on student-level records, on financial aid…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Student Financial Aid, Institutional Characteristics, Research Methodology
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