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Ober, David R.; Beekman, John A.; Pierce, Rebecca L. – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
This paper examines the graduation rates between 2000 and 2015 of United States colleges and universities at the national, state, and institutional levels. This research focuses on two-year and four-year programs. Rates are investigated longitudinally along with variables that distinguish between public/private institutions, percentages of…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Longitudinal Studies, Growth Models, Part Time Students
Feinman, Yalena – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The credibility of unsupervised exams, one of the biggest challenges of e-learning, is currently maintained by proctoring. However, little has been done to determine whether expensive and inconvenient proctoring is necessary. The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine whether the use of security mechanisms, based on the taxonomy of…
Descriptors: Supervision, Introductory Courses, Statistics, Community Colleges
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MacGregor, Philip C.; O'Reilly, Frances L.; Matt, John – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
This study examined the following question: What is the relationship, if any, between COMPASS placement scores and the student success in the first online course during the students first semester? Discriminant function analysis was used to examine the relationship. This study used existing data from new students, who took the COMPASS placement…
Descriptors: Scores, Student Placement, Testing, Two Year Colleges
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Quarles, Christopher L.; Davis, Mickey – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: Remedial mathematics courses are widely considered a barrier to student success in community college, and there has been a significant amount of work recently to reform them. Yet, there is little research that explicitly examines whether increasing learning in remedial classes improves grades or completion rates. This study examines the…
Descriptors: Remedial Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Case, Kathleen R.; Loukas, Alexandra; Harrell, Melissa B.; Wilkinson, Anna V.; Springer, Andrew E.; Pérez, Adriana; Creamer, MeLisa R.; Perry, Cheryl L. – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Objective: To examine the associations between sensation seeking and ever and current e-cigarette use in Texas young adults (18-29 years old). Current cigarette use was examined as a potential effect modifier of the associations. Participants: Participants included college students enrolled in four-year and two-year colleges in four metropolitan…
Descriptors: Smoking, Regression (Statistics), College Students, Case Studies
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Agasisti, Tommaso; Belfield, Clive – Tertiary Education and Management, 2017
This paper estimates technical efficiency scores across the community college sector in the United States. Using stochastic frontier analysis and data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System for 2003-2010, we estimate efficiency scores for 950 community colleges and perform a series of sensitivity tests to check for robustness. We…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Efficiency, Scores, Robustness (Statistics)
Hearn, Phillips Turner – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to compare the achievement of students taking a computer applications class in one of two instructional methods, traditional face-to-face and online, at a Southeastern community college. The research questions examined more than 3,000 samples from the summer of 2012 through the spring semester of 2016. There were…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Academic Achievement, Online Courses
Stark, Treca – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Community colleges offer online admissions applications as a way for students to apply conveniently for admission, yet the experience associated with the use of these applications has not been fully explored. Hence, the purpose of this parametric quantitative study was to examine the usability of community college online admissions applications by…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Community Colleges, College Admission, College Applicants
Morlando Zurlo, Tara – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The pathway for community college students to transfer vertically into four-year institutions to complete a bachelor's degree was designed nearly a century ago, yet it remains plagued by the same structural problems, such as confusing admissions processes, lack of transparent advising resources, and unrealistic time-to-degree demands without…
Descriptors: Social Integration, Academic Achievement, Correlation, Community Colleges
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Felderman, Theresa A. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
Researchers demonstrated the effectiveness of interteaching relative to lecture in 4-year university classrooms, but exploration in other settings is deficient. This systematic replication examines the extent to which interteaching leads to increased exam scores compared to traditional lecture in the community college classroom. Participants in…
Descriptors: College Students, Lecture Method, Cooperative Learning, Teamwork
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Harris, Robert V.; King, Stephanie B. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
The purpose of this study was to see if a relationship existed between American College Testing (ACT) scores (i.e., English, reading, mathematics, science reasoning, and composite) and student success in a computer applications course at a Mississippi community college. The study showed that while the ACT scores were excellent predictors of…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Standardized Tests, Scores, Predictor Variables
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Barhoum, Sim; Wood, J. Luke – Community College Enterprise, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not there were significant differences in the self-reported frequency of active and collaborative learning by racial/ethnic affiliation between students who have completed a developmental writing course and those that plan to take one. Drawing upon data from the Community College Survey of…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Instruction, Writing Instruction
Crowell, Debra L. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The American Nurse Association's (ANA) provisions outline the commitment expected of nurses to protect the community from harm. Medication administration coincides with patient safety as a compelling obligation in nursing practice. The study's purpose was to examine retention of medication safety knowledge among first year nursing students, after…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Drug Therapy, Associate Degrees, Statistical Analysis
Inkpen, Sarah Anne – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The Premier Technical College of Qatar (PTC-Q) has seen high failure rates among students taking a college statistics course. The students are English as a foreign language (EFL) learners in business studies and health sciences. Course delivery has involved conventional content/ curriculum-centered instruction with minimal to no interactive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Institutes, College Mathematics, Statistics
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Hauk, Shandy; Matlen, Bryan – Grantee Submission, 2016
A variety of computerized interactive learning platforms exist. Most include instructional supports in the form of problem sets. Feedback to users ranges from a single word like "Correct!" to offers of hints and partially to fully worked examples. Behind-the-scenes design of such systems varies as well --from static dictionaries of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Mathematics, Algebra, Web Based Instruction
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