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Phyllis Ann Cummins; Kathryn McGrew; Annabelle Arbogast; Peter Riley Bahr; Yiran Chen – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2024
Through a gerontological lens, using grounded theory methods and both qualitative and quantitative data, we investigated the "off-time" enrollment of mid- and later-life (MLL) community college students (age 40+) to explore how their enrollment decisions and academic goals are situated in the timing and intersection of life events and…
Descriptors: Community College Students, Adult Students, Student Educational Objectives, Student Characteristics
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Cliff Haynes; Mu Zhang – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2024
To explore the extent at which the published student affairs research in top-tier journals is conducted primarily at four-year institutions at the exclusion of literature on community colleges, we conducted a content analysis to examine the number and type of journal articles related to community colleges published in the Journal of College…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Journal Articles, Student Personnel Services, Educational Research
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W. Reed Scull; Jonathan W. Carrier; Stephen Simon – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2024
eSports is an increasingly visible part of our popular culture and is becoming both a financial and technological force. In higher education, community colleges are rapidly developing eSports programs for a variety of reasons, including increasing student engagement to developing alumni relationships. Although some discussion exists in sports…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Community College Students, Rural Areas, Rural Schools
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Jeremy Wright-Kim – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2024
Community college baccalaureates (CCBs) provide an affordable pathway to baccalaureate-level education but increasing tuition rates present a potential financial barrier for students. Institutional aid as a cost-constraining mechanism has historically been less utilized in the 2-year sector when compared to traditional 4-year institutions. Yet,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Bachelors Degrees, Student Costs, Ability
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Paul-Arthur Pierre-Louis – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2024
Immigrants are more likely to arrive in the United States with lower levels of education, resulting in lower-status jobs, leading to lower incomes and less accumulation of wealth. However, a segment of the immigrant population enters the United States with the expectation of contributing immediately and directly to the country's economic…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Community College Students, Hispanic American Students, Minority Serving Institutions
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William Bowlin; Carol Cutler White – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2024
College completion is an important focus for policy and practice and is impacted by student academic and non-academic factors. Participation in non-classroom activities is well documented to extend positive intellectual, social, and psychosocial outcomes associated with college completion, yet this association is understudied for community college…
Descriptors: Community College Students, Rural Schools, College Freshmen, Academic Persistence
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Z. W. Taylor; Karen L. Serna; Linda Eguiluz; McKayla Marois – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2024
As community college students often come from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, report greater financial challenges, and experience higher cohort default rates on student loans compared to peers attending four-year institutions, it is important to understand how community college students develop a sense of financial wellness. Moreover, research…
Descriptors: Community College Students, Student Characteristics, Financial Literacy, Financial Education
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Mark A. Perkins; Jonathan W. Carrier; Joseph M. Schaffer – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2024
Community colleges often employ measures to determine student course placement. Though much research has examined the predictive validity of placement measures such as ACT or high-school GPA, little research examines the effects of students' traditional and non-traditional status. Using data from a rural state community college, we examined the…
Descriptors: Community College Students, Rural Schools, Nontraditional Students, Student Placement
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Lisa Birnbaum; Gerhard Sonnert; Chen Chen; Philip M. Sadler; Stephan Kröner – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2024
This study compared the geographic mobility of community college students with that of students at other institutions of higher education. Using a sample of 7192 students at 39 institutions across the United States (13 community colleges, 14 public 4-year institutions, 12 private 4-year institutions), it employed the method of operationalizing…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Community College Students, Higher Education, Public Education
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Natacha Cesar-Davis; Adrian Huerta; Devon Graves; Cecilia Rios-Aguilar; Regina Deil-Amen – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2024
This study describes students' experiences applying for and maintaining financial aid at a community college in Southern California. Through individual interviews and focus groups, we examined the interaction points between students, institutional actors, institutional policies, and state/federal policies. We theorize that interactions between…
Descriptors: Community College Students, Financial Aid Applicants, Barriers, Methods
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Clary, Kelly Lynn; Byrne, Lucy – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2023
Emerging adult (EA; aged 18-29) military-connected students experience major developmental changes, often coupled with the transition into the civilian sector and higher education. This conglomeration may exacerbate anxiety, stress, and negative coping mechanisms, including substance use. Substance use rates are highest among EAs, across the…
Descriptors: Veterans, Young Adults, College Students, Student Adjustment
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Myran, Steve; Sylvester, Paul; Williams, Mitchell R.; Myran, Gunder – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2023
This article reports on four synthesis findings from the Credentials to Careers (C2C) initiative -- a consortium of seven community colleges working to create and implement innovative programs to train or retrain unemployed and displaced workers for STEM, advanced manufacturing and health-care-related careers. These are 1) collaborating with…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Partnerships in Education, Community Colleges, Unemployment
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Longley, Jennifer M.; Craigo, Leslie – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2023
Community colleges have a significant role in preparing early childhood educators who will likely one day teach in inclusive classrooms. Inclusive education models educate children with disabilities alongside their non-disabled peers, promoting acceptance, decreasing discrimination, and fostering a society in which everyone lives and works…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Community Colleges, Early Childhood Teachers
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Romaker, Dana – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2023
Current research shows community college students face numerous obstacles that limit their success in developmental mathematics courses. This study surveyed students to determine whether flipped learning produced differences in student engagement or factors related to passing rates compared to that of traditional teaching for different…
Descriptors: Flipped Classroom, Community College Students, Barriers, Learner Engagement
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Miller, Michael; Grover, Kenda – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2023
Leisure education is an important part of community development as well as citizen engagement, and can be offered through a wide-range of providers. Community colleges have historically played an important role in offering these programs, yet little documentation has reported how they are operated or structured. The purpose for conducting the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Adult Education, Leisure Education, Administrator Attitudes
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