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Hurtado, Sylvia; And Others – 1996
A study investigated the college application behaviors of students from different racial/ethnic groups (Whites, African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans) to understand differences in the college search and choice process. Data were drawn from two large national longitudinal studies, the National Education Longitudinal Study (1988)…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Black Students, College Applicants, College Choice
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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
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Museus, Samuel D. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2010
Recent trends in the financing of higher education have increased the urgency of understanding how financial aid affects degree attainment among college students. Specifically, increased reliance on loans in the composition of financial aid packages renders it critical for policymakers and institutional leaders to understand the impact of…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Path Analysis, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs
Kaufman, Phillip; Chen, Xianglei – 1999
This report uses data from the third follow-up of the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 and the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study to project postsecondary outcomes of the high school class of 1992. Specifically, the study tracked, over a four-year period, the paths of college-qualified students who first enrolled in a…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Asian Americans, Bachelors Degrees, Black Students