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Belfield, Clive; Bailey, Thomas – Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment, 2017
Recently, studies have adopted fixed effects modeling to identify the returns to college. This method has the advantage over ordinary least squares estimates in that unobservable, individual-level characteristics that may bias the estimated returns are differenced out. But the method requires extensive longitudinal data and involves complex…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Outcomes of Education, Education Work Relationship, Robustness (Statistics)
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McCann, Lee I.; Immel, Kathy R.; Kadah-Ammeter, Tammy L.; Adelson, Sarah K. – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
Introductory psychology students at a technical college, 2-year community college, and a regional university rated how important textbook chapters or topics were to them now and in the future and how interesting they were. Importance and interest ratings were highly correlated, and the whole course was rated of greater importance and interest than…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Introductory Courses, Psychology, Technical Institutes
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Roberts, Ashley – National Center for Education Statistics, 2016
This Data Point examines the persistence and attainment of students who enrolled in postsecondary education for the first time in 2003-04, focusing on subbaccalaureate students (those seeking a certificate or associate's degree) and, among subbaccalaureate students, those who pursue occupational education. Their progress was tracked over 6 years.…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Student Surveys, Two Year College Students, Educational Attainment
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Johnson, Matthew; Bruch, Julie; Gill, Brian – Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic, 2015
This "Stated Briefly" report is a companion piece that summarizes the results of another report of the same name. The purpose of this study was to examine the changes in financial aid and student enrollment at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) after the U.S. Department of Education increased the credit history…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Black Colleges, Enrollment Trends, Student Loan Programs
Von Nessen, Erica M. – South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, 2015
This report provides an overview of enrollment trends and enrollment projections at both the undergraduate and graduate level, by sector, for public colleges and universities in South Carolina. Using institutional enrollment data from the late 1970s through 2014, statistical models were built for each sector to determine which factors influence…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Enrollment Trends, Enrollment Projections, Undergraduate Students
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Miller, Nathan B. – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2014
The prominence of discourse on postsecondary degree completion, student persistence, and retention has increased in the national dialogue. Heightened attention to college completion rates by the federal government and pressure to tie state funding to performance metrics associated with graduation rates are catalysts for the discussion.…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Graduation Rate, Nontraditional Students, Postsecondary Education
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Buck, Zoe – Astronomy Education Review, 2013
As we turn more and more to high-end computing to understand the Universe at cosmological scales, dynamic visualizations of simulations will take on a vital role as perceptual and cognitive tools. In collaboration with the Adler Planetarium and University of California High-Performance AstroComputing Center (UC-HiPACC), I am interested in better…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Science Instruction, College Science, Visual Aids
Quint, Janet C.; Jaggars, Shanna S.; Byndloss, D. Crystal; Magazinnik, Asya – MDRC, 2013
There is wide agreement that the well-paying jobs of the future will require postsecondary credentials. But for many students attending community college, developmental (or remedial) classes in reading, composition, and/or mathematics--the courses that students often must complete before they can enroll in courses that confer credit toward a…
Descriptors: Credentials, Developmental Studies Programs, Evidence, Measures (Individuals)
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Secolsky, Charles; Krishnan, Sathasivam; Judd, Thomas P. – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2013
The community colleges in the state of New Jersey went through a process of establishing statewide cut-off scores for English and mathematics placement tests. The colleges wanted to communicate to secondary schools a consistent preparation that would be necessary for enrolling in Freshman Composition and College Algebra at the community college…
Descriptors: Regression (Statistics), Cutting Scores, Community Colleges, Algebra
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O'Connor, Gavin C.; Farnsworth, Kent A.; Utley, Mary E. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2013
Providing global educational experiences for students in higher education has been viewed as a desirable educational objective for decades. Although there is a common appreciation that students should be exposed to, and gain awareness of, other peoples and cultures, the majority of community colleges in the United States have done little to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Online Surveys, Teacher Surveys
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Smith, Trevor I.; Wittmann, Michael C.; Carter, Tom – Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 2014
Previously, we analyzed the Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation in terms of a resources-based model that allows for clustering of questions so as to provide useful information on how students correctly or incorrectly reason about physics. In this paper, we apply model analysis to show that the associated model plots provide more information…
Descriptors: Models, Physics, Logical Thinking, College Science
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2014
Linked learning communities in postsecondary education are programs defined by having social and curricular linkages that provide undergraduate students with intentional integration of the themes and concepts that they are learning. The theory behind these programs is that active learning in a community-based setting can improve academic outcomes…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Communities of Practice, Undergraduate Students, Outcomes of Education
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Abou-Sayf, Frank K. – Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, 2009
In this study, the different types of research designs used to assess the impact of prerequisite courses are presented. Supported by an in-depth literature review, the challenges that are faced in the assessment of the impact of prerequisites, from statistical to political, are identified and their pitfalls are pointed out. In particular, the…
Descriptors: Prerequisites, Statistical Analysis, Required Courses, Program Effectiveness
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Mourad, Roger; Hong, Ji-Hee – Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, 2008
This study applies competing risks survival analysis to describe outcome attainment for an entire cohort of students who first attended a Midwestern community college in the Fall Semester 2001. Outcome attainment included transfer to a four-year institution, degree/ certificate attainment from the community college under study, and transfer to a…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Probability, Time, Outcomes of Education
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Puzziferro, Maria – American Journal of Distance Education, 2008
This study was designed to examine performance as a function of grade and course satisfaction in online undergraduate level courses, specifically students' self-efficacy for online technologies and self-regulated learning strategies. This research included a sample (N = 815) of community college students enrolled in liberal arts online courses…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Online Courses, Learning Strategies, Program Effectiveness
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