ERIC Number: EJ1059467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Texas Community College Graduation and Persistence Rates as a Function of Student Ethnicity
Spangler, J. Mark; Slate, John R.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v39 n8 p741-753 2015
In this investigation, the graduation and persistence rates of Texas community college students by ethnic membership (i.e., White, Black, Hispanic, and Asian) for the 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 academic years were examined. Statistically significant differences were present between the 2000 and the 2010 graduation and persistence rates for all four ethnic groups. Trends were also revealed for the graduation and persistence rates for all ethnic groups between the 2000 and the 2010 academic years. Results were congruent with the results of other researchers concerning differences in the graduation and persistence rates between White students and their Black and Hispanic counterparts.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Graduation Rate, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Significance, Academic Persistence, White Students, African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Asian American Students, Cultural Differences, Trend Analysis, Student Records, Databases
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas