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Xu, Zeyu; Backes, Ben; Goldhaber, Dan – Community College Review, 2023
Objective: In 2009, the Kentucky General Assembly found unacceptable and costly the ongoing high numbers of high school students requiring remediation once they enter higher education. The state passed legislation to better align secondary and college education, establishing a diagnostic cycle that would become its Targeted Interventions (TI)…
Descriptors: High School Students, College Bound Students, College Readiness, College Students
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DeLoach, Cara; Soliz, Adela; Mesa, Hidahis – Community College Review, 2023
Objective: This article analyzes the implementation of two state grant programs in Tennessee aimed at improving the quality of in-demand postsecondary career and technical education (CTE) programming at community and technical colleges. We use insights from our findings to propose a conceptual framework for understanding how external funding can…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Capacity Building, State Aid
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Doran, Erin – Community College Review, 2023
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to synthesize the literature around Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), community colleges, and Latina/o/x community college students to propose practices specifically for community colleges that are officially designated HSIs or want to be more Latinx-serving. Argument: Utilizing the conceptual framework…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Minority Serving Institutions, Community Colleges, Educational Practices
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Lackner, Elisabeth – Community College Review, 2023
Objective: This quantitative study examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students' persistence at a minority-serving, open-access, public, urban community college in New York City. Specifically, the project looked at factors associated with mid-semester college withdrawals during spring 2020 when the college shifted to remote instruction…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Academic Persistence, COVID-19
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Logue, Alexandra W.; Jordan, Chet; Townsell, Matthew; Bellettiere, Nicol; Torres, Rhina – Community College Review, 2023
Objective: Transfer students face a range of potential challenges as they prepare to move from one college to another. Websites are critical resources for transfer students because they can be easily accessible sources of information concerning credit transfer, advising, articulation agreements, and additional transfer administrative policies and…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Web Sites, Information Dissemination, Universities
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Oates, Evangela Q. – Community College Review, 2023
Objective: Black librarians account for just 5.4% of academic librarians in the U.S. in a period in which enrollments for Black students steadily increases. While national programs aimed at recruitment exist, too little attention is focused on the environments and cultures that influence the attrition of racially minoritized groups. This study…
Descriptors: Librarians, Blacks, African Americans, Academic Libraries
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Jaime-Diaz, Jesus; Ramos, Diana Carolina – Community College Review, 2023
Objective: The purpose of this study is to better understand the lived experiences and familial culture that influence the college decisions and experiences of Mexican American students in a community college in Oregon. The research questions guiding this study are "What early schooling experiences affect the college experiences of Mexican…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Community College Students, Student Attitudes, Early Experience
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Nazzal, Jane S.; Olson, Carol B.; Chung, Huy Q. – Community College Review, 2023
Objective: Extensive reform has been implemented in community colleges across the nation to help expedite the attainment of students' academic goals of degree completion and transfer to 4-year institutions. Reform at the institution in this study resulted in replacement of the college writing placement exam and the precollegiate course sequence…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Writing Instruction, Educational Attainment, Higher Education
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Sullivan, Patrick; Bell, Abigail; Nielsen, David – Community College Review, 2023
Objectives: Responding to Tinto's call for studies of retention that center on "the students' view of their experience" (p. 11), this research project reports findings from telephone interviews of 131 students who stopped out at our home institution, a large open admissions community college in the northeast. Our objective was to find…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, School Holding Power, Stopouts, Two Year College Students
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Ramirez, Amaranta; Rivera, David B.; Valadez, Adrian M.; Mattis, Samantha; Cerezo, Alison – Community College Review, 2023
Objective: The COVID-19 global pandemic has created severe, long-lasting challenges to college students in the United States (US). In the present study, we assessed mental health symptomatology (depression, anxiety, life stress), academic challenges, and economic stress during the first wave of the Coronavirus pandemic. Method: A total sample of…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Stress Variables, Mental Health
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Bamberger, Marissa R.; Smith, Thomas J. – Community College Review, 2023
Objective: This study examines whether there are differences among first-generation and continuing-generation community college students in the importance they place on achieving college-related goals and difficulties they face from college- and other life-related challenges. Methods: Data were drawn from the "Community College Libraries and…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Community College Students, Academic Aspiration, Student Surveys
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Wassmer, Robert; Galloway, Meredith – Community College Review, 2023
Objective: Six-year cohort completion rates calculated for California community college students--who declared their goal to obtain a certificate, associate degree, or become university transfer ready--averaged just below 50% for cohorts entering the fall semesters between 2007 and 2011. The range of this completion rate varied from 23% to 67%.…
Descriptors: Community College Students, Success, Community Colleges, Graduation Rate
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Yanagiura, Takeshi – Community College Review, 2023
Objective: This study examines how accurately a small set of short-term academic indicators can approximate long-term outcomes of community college students so that decision-makers can take informed actions based on those indicators to evaluate the current progress of large-scale reform efforts on long-term outcomes, which in practice will not be…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Community College Students, Educational Indicators, Outcomes of Education
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Lee, Jungmin – Community College Review, 2023
Objectives/Research Question: This study aims to explore who transfers between 2-year colleges (lateral transfer students) and how these students fare in terms of degree attainment. More specifically, this research explores two research questions: (1) What are the predictors of lateral transfer? (2) Is lateral transfer associated with degree…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, Educational Attainment, Academic Degrees
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Becker, Kristen L.; Beckworth, Lea Andrah – Community College Review, 2023
Objective: This research study examined gender wage equality among administrators across Arizona's ten community college districts comprising 19 colleges. Method: Both descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze salary data. Results: All 19 college campuses evidenced differences in median income between 12-month, full-time women…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Administration, Administrators, Salaries
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