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Brown, Jami; Casolari, Amber – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2015
The gender wage gap in the United States is a well-documented social and economic phenomenon. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 has done little to bring parity between men's and women's wages. Existing data show a relationship between race, age, geography, immigration, education, and women's pay status. This study analyzes wage disparity within higher…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Salary Wage Differentials, Community Colleges, Federal Legislation
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Smith, Nicole; Gulish, Artem – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2018
The gender wage gap, the disparity in pay between men and women, has narrowed to 81 cents in 2016 from 57 cents on the dollar in 1975. Nevertheless, the gap persists. Over the course of a career, the gender wage gap results in women earning $1 million less than men do. To close this gap, women have relied primarily on the advantages conferred by…
Descriptors: Females, Gender Bias, Wages, Academic Degrees
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Hall, Zachary Martin – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2012
Research indicates that one way to investigate a college's dedication to marketing is to examine the role, influence, and support the marketing officer receives on their campus. Based on the literature's premise that marketing officers are a measure of commitment, this study explored the relationship between Marketing Index of Higher Education…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Marketing, Central Office Administrators, Mail Surveys
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, 2016
The Completion Report describes the state of postsecondary education degree and credential attainment in Kentucky between Academic Years (AY) 2004-05 and 2013-14. Part One details the number and types of degrees produced during this time and pays attention to trends among key demographics in the state. Part Two provides context for these trends by…
Descriptors: Academic Degrees, Two Year Colleges, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
Unterreiner, Colleen Sweeney – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This quantitative, nonexperimental, expo-facto study examined the relationship of student risk factors and completion or noncompletion of degrees and certificates for first time students who took out loans to pay for college in the fall of 2011 at three rural community colleges, comprising all community colleges in a rural state. Archival student…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Debt (Financial), Student Loan Programs
Moughari, Layla; Gunn-Wright, Rhiana; Gault, Barbara – Institute for Women's Policy Research, 2012
Postsecondary education yields myriad benefits, including increased earnings potential, higher lifetime wages, and access to quality jobs. But postsecondary degrees are not all equal in the benefits they bring to students, and women tend to obtain degrees in fields with lower earnings. Women with associate degrees earn approximately 75 percent of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Gender Bias, Females
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Spaid, Robin; Gillet-Karem, Rosemary – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2018
To investigate food insecurity in community college students, our research team developed a mixed methods study. For the first phase, we interviewed 16 Maryland community college administrators to determine which community colleges had food banks or food pantries. The second phase involved gathering in-depth information from 6 community college…
Descriptors: Food, Hunger, Females, Two Year College Students
Ocak, Mehmet A. – Online Submission, 2006
This correlation study examined the relationship between gender and the students' attitude and prior knowledge of using one of the mathematical software programs (MATLAB). Participants were selected from one community college, one state university and one private college. Students were volunteers from three Calculus I classrooms (one class from…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, College Students, Student Attitudes, Computer Software
Schmit, Michelle Sams – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Accelerated programs, also referred to as dual enrollment and concurrent enrollment, provide an opportunity for high school students to earn both high school and college credit by enrolling in specified college courses. These programs provide high school students with the opportunity to experience the college atmosphere, get an early start on…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Dual Enrollment, Community Colleges, Rural Schools
Hightower, William H., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
A survey instrument was developed to measure community college faculty and administrator views on the faculty evaluation process. Responses were then compared based on demographic characteristics such as primary area of instruction, supervisory responsibility, years of experience, and gender. Open-ended survey questions asked respondents to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Faculty Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Teaching Experience
Perry, Kimberly A. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to analyze the use of a course management system in relation to faculty characteristics and instructional environments at a rural community college in California. The use of the course management system, Blackboard, was the technology studied. This study used a nonexperimental quantitative ex post facto research…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Teacher Characteristics
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Dadgar, Mina; Trimble, Madeline Joy – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2015
This study provides one of the first estimates of the returns to different types of community college credentials--short-term certificates, long-term certificates, and associate degrees--across different fields of study. We exploit a rich data set that includes matched, longitudinal college transcripts and Unemployment Insurance records for…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Outcomes of Education, Credentials, Labor Market
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Jayasundera, Tamara; Hanson, Andrew R. – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2012
For recent high school graduates, life is tough. In the past year, one in four young high school graduates was unemployed and over half were underemployed. In the past decade, recent high school graduates' wages have fallen by 12 percent to just $19,400 annually in 2011, below the poverty threshold for a family of four. The downward plight of high…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Employment, Education Work Relationship, Job Training
Dadgar, Mina; Weiss, Madeline Joy – Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2012
This study provides one of the first estimates of the returns to different types of community college credentials--short-term certificates, long-term certificates, and associate degrees--across different fields of study. We exploit a rich dataset that includes matched, longitudinal college transcripts and Unemployment Insurance records for…
Descriptors: Credentials, Wages, Human Capital, Community Colleges
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Jayasundera, Tamara; Cheah, Ban – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2012
The rising cost of college education and high unemployment levels among recent college graduates are raising the question "Is college worth its cost?" in the minds of many Americans. A recent study published by the Associated Press found that one out of every two recent college graduates is jobless or underemployed, suggesting maybe college isn't…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Education Work Relationship, Economic Climate, Employment Patterns