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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2019
By 2030, experts expect one in five American workers to have an immigrant background. And there are already 44 million immigrants in the United States. Most arrive with unmet workforce training needs. Even those with advanced degrees from their own countries can face language and cultural barriers that can leave them stuck in jobs that squander…
Descriptors: Job Training, Immigrants, Refugees, Community Colleges
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Hunter, Matthew Pryor; Wilson, Joel Eric – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
With the increased numbers of dual enrollment students across the country as well as various state initiatives to increase retention among the student population at large, institutions face great challenges when balancing the many initiatives incumbent upon them. However, Tennessee, a state leader in both the free community college and dual…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Academic Persistence, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Ngo, Federick; Astudillo, Samantha – Educational Researcher, 2019
Ineligibility for state financial aid has traditionally limited undocumented students' access to higher education. Since 2013, the California Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act (CA-DREAM) has made state-supported aid available to undocumented college students with demonstrated financial need. We use a difference-in-difference…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Undocumented Immigrants, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
Mokher, Christine G.; Rosenbaum, James E.; Gable, Alexis; Ahearn, Caitlin; Jacobson, Louis – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Florida's College and Career Readiness Initiative (FCCRI) required schools to administer a community college placement test to 11th-grade students and enroll students who did not pass in a college readiness course. Christine Mokher, James Rosenbaum, Alexis Gable, Caitlin Ahearn, and Louis Jacobson surveyed teachers of the course and found that,…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, High School Students, Grade 11
Esquivel, Hector R. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Many Hispanic male students, who are often the first in their family to attend college, face distinctive challenges while attempting to obtain a higher education degree. The purpose of this study was to explore how a sample of 12th grade Hispanic male students in the rural Southwestern United States experience an Early College High School (ECHS)…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Student Experience, Males, Hispanic American Students
Cools, Angela; Fern├índez, Raquel; Patacchini, Eleonora – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2019
This paper studies the effect of exposure to female and male "high-achievers" in high school on the long-run educational outcomes of their peers. Using data from a recent cohort of students in the United States, we identify a causal effect by exploiting quasi-random variation in the exposure of students to peers with highly educated…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, High Achievement, High School Students, Peer Influence
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Evans, Brent J.; Boatman, Angela; Soliz, Adela – Research in Higher Education, 2019
Evidence from behavioral economics suggests that the framing and labeling of choices affect financial decisions. Through a randomized control trial of over six thousand high school seniors, community college students, and adults without a college degree, we identify the existence of both framing and labeling effects in respondents' preferences for…
Descriptors: Credit (Finance), Paying for College, Educational Finance, Preferences
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Robson, Karen; Anisef, Paul; Brown, Robert S.; Nagaoka, Jenny – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2019
We examine how race, sex and poverty contribute to the likelihood of attending two- and four-year colleges in Chicago and Toronto. In each city, we use longitudinal data on high school students and their postsecondary trajectories in order to explore how race and sex may impact differentially upon their educational pathways. Our analyses are…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Racial Differences, Gender Differences, Poverty
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Strawn, Rachel Mayes – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2019
This chapter presents results from a study exploring the experiences of rural high school graduates and the influences on their reasons for attending postsecondary education. In particular, the results presented here are a compilation of several rural students who intentionally chose to attend a local community college.
Descriptors: Rural Schools, High School Graduates, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Bettinger, Eric P.; Evans, Brent J. – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2019
Pre-college advising programs exist in most disadvantaged high schools throughout the United States. These programs supplement traditional advising by high school guidance counselors and attempt to help underrepresented and disadvantaged students overcome the complexities of the postsecondary admission and financial aid processes. Existing…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Disadvantaged Schools, High School Students, College Attendance
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McFarland, Joel; Hussar, Bill; Zhang, Jijun; Wang, Xiaolei; Wang, Ke; Hein, Sarah; Diliberti, Melissa; Cataldi, Emily Forrest; Mann, Farrah Bullock; Barmer, Amy – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The Condition of Education is a congressionally mandated annual report summarizing important developments and trends in education using the latest available data. The 2019 Condition of Education report presents 48 indicators on topics ranging from prekindergarten through postsecondary education, as well as labor force outcomes and international…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Characteristics
Holzer, Harry J.; Xu, Zeyu – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2019
In this paper we estimate the impacts of the "pathways" chosen by community college students--in terms of desired credentials and fields of study, as well as other choices and outcomes along the paths--on the attainment of credentials with labor market value. We focus on the extent to which there are recorded changes in students' choices…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Disadvantaged Youth, Access to Education, Two Year College Students
Lin, Yuxin; Liu, Vivian Yuen Ting – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2019
Over one in three students who started college in 2012 did not enroll in the fall immediately following their high school graduation. Despite the prevalence of delayed college enrollment, however, little is known about its consequences for labor market outcomes. Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997, this paper examines…
Descriptors: Enrollment, College Attendance, Time, Labor Market
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Fischer, Sarah; Barnes, Robin Katersky; Kilpatrick, Sue – Educational Review, 2019
This paper reviews the literature on best practices to engage parents in order to equip them to support their children's higher education aspirations. Parents from low socio-economic status (SES) backgrounds, in common with other parents, report that they want "the best" for their children's future. Getting a good education is a part of…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Academic Aspiration, Higher Education, Low Income Groups
Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2019
This document presents statistics about higher education in Maryland for 2019. The tables in this document are presented according to the following categories: (1) Students; (2) Retention and Graduation; (3) Degrees; (4) Faculty and Staff; (5) Revenues and Expenditures; (6) Tuition and Fees; (7) Financial Aid; (8) Private Career Schools; and (9)…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students
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