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Ravalin, Tamara; Tevis, Tenisha – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
Recent media attention concerning the escalation of crime on college campuses has created a sense of urgency to address how crime will impact the largest community college system in the United States, California Community Colleges. Crime can deter academic success and social engagement. This study utilizes social disorganization theory to examine…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Environment, Crime, Incidence
Brown, Chanda Denea – Online Submission, 2015
This study explored whether a predictive model of student loan default could be developed with data from an institution's three-year cohort default rate report. The study used borrower data provided by a large two-year community college. Independent variables under investigation included total undergraduate Stafford student loan debt, total number…
Descriptors: Models, Loan Default, Community Colleges, Undergraduate Students
Richburg-Hayes, Lashawn; Patel, Reshma; Brock, Thomas; de la Campa, Elijah; Rubb, Timothy; Valenzuela, Ireri – MDRC, 2015
One of the original purposes of student financial aid was to ensure fairer access to post-secondary education to those least able to afford it and to those traditionally underrepresented. Various federal and state programs were put in place to achieve this goal, including the federal Pell Grant and state aid programs. Yet policymakers and…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Academic Achievement
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Kim, Johyun – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2015
This predictive correlational research study examined the effect of cognitive, demographic, and socioeconomic variables as predictors of regular and special admission students' first-year GPA and retention among a sample of 7,045 students. Findings indicated high school GPA and ACT scores were the two most effective predictors of regular and…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, College Admission, Admission Criteria, Correlation
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Hossler, Don; Kwon, Jihye – Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2015
There is a dearth of empirical work that examines the relationships between federal financial aid policy and institutional financial aid priorities and expenditures. This study uses Resource Dependency Theory to explore whether changes the amount of financial aid awarded by colleges and universities during the last fifty years are best explained…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Public Policy, Student Financial Aid, School Policy
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Williams, David S., II – Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 2014
An increased amount of energy and effort has been focused on higher education and degree attainment in the United States. President Obama has recently tied the Pell grants into the discussion as a central point in his proposed system of higher education accountability. However, the influence of the Pell grant on degree production has not been…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Grants, Accountability
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2014
For more than a decade, college prices have been rising consistently and have continued to rise at a gradual pace after the Stafford loan limit increases were enacted in 2008 and 2009. However, it is difficult to determine if a direct relationship exists between increases in college prices and the Stafford loan limit increases because of the…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Student Loan Programs, Student Financial Aid, Tuition
Payton-Adams, Minnie – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the impact of the number of college credits earned in Technical College Preparation (Tech Prep) and Dual Credit (College Now) programs as a predictor of continued success after high school, as measured by first-year college GPA at a Midwest Community College. This study looked at how the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Technical Institutes, College Preparation, Dual Enrollment
Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, 2013
The Advisory Committee's 2010 report, "The Rising Price of Inequality," found that need-based grant aid from all sources was inadequate by examining the enrollment and completion rates of low-income high school graduates who seek to earn a bachelor's degree and are qualified to gain admission to a 4-year college. The major finding was…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, High School Graduates, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, 2013
There is growing interest in leveraging Title IV student aid to improve college completion. Advocates have proposed linking funding in the Pell and Campus-Based Programs to measures of college performance. However, to do so in an equitable and efficient manner, raw measures of college output, such as rates of graduation and academic progress, must…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Student Financial Aid, School Effectiveness, Achievement Rating
Whitlock, Tonya F. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation is a policy evaluation of the HOPE Grant Program in the state of Georgia. It examines if the HOPE Grant policy change related to the shifts in enrollment and financial aid awards at two-year technical colleges in Georgia. It particularly focuses on the FY2011 policy change where the GPA was raised from a 2.0 to a 3.0 as a…
Descriptors: Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Two Year College Students, Enrollment
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Hillman, Nicholas W. – Journal of Higher Education, 2013
Several wealthy colleges and universities have recently begun removing all loans from low-income students' financial aid packages. This article reports on a study that found that the introduction of "no-loan" policies has positively impacted low-income enrollments, suggesting that this aid strategy may be an effective, though limited,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Enrollment Rate, Low Income Groups, Student Financial Aid
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Woo, Jennie H. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
This Statistics in Brief examines three cohorts of recent college graduates 1 year after they attained their bachelor's degree. The graduation years for the three cohorts span a 15-year period: 1992-93, 1999-2000, and 2007-08. The latest cohort (2007-08) graduated in the midst of the 2008 recession. This Statistics in Brief first examines how…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Debt (Financial), Loan Repayment, Paying for College
Taylor, Kerry E. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study explored relationships between placement decisions in English and reading courses and measures of college achievement and persistence for first-time degree- and certificate-seeking community college students enrolled at a large, public, suburban-serving community college in Maryland. Archived records were examined for students who had…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Measures (Individuals)
Office of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education, 2012
The Federal Pell Grant End-of-Year Report presents primary aspects of Federal Pell Grant Program activity for the 2011-2012 award year. This presentation is a compilation of quantitative program data assembled to offer insights into the changes to the Title IV applicant universe and the Federal Pell Grant Program. The Federal Pell Grant…
Descriptors: Grants, Annual Reports, Federal Aid, Federal Programs
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