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McKinney, Lyle; Gross, Jacob P.; Burridge, Andrea; Inge, Brittany; Williams, Alexander – Community College Review, 2021
Objective: The purpose of our study was to identify the factors associated with federal loan default among a nationally-representative sample of community college students. The guiding research question was: For community college students who borrow federal loans, to what extent do demographic, academic, and enrollment characteristics relate to…
Descriptors: Loan Default, Loan Repayment, Federal Aid, Grants
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Sublett, Cameron; Tovar, Janae – Community College Review, 2021
Objective: This study sought to determine how aligned community college students' declared majors were with long-term occupational projections. In addition, the study explored whether this link was sensitive to entry-level education. Method: The current study merged two disparate sources of national education and economic data to form a novel…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Vocational Education, Labor Market
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Sublett, Cameron; Taylor, Jason – Community College Review, 2021
Objective: This study examined the statistical association between net tuition and changes in degree aspirations among community college students. In addition, the study explored the moderating influence of unmet financial need. Method: Analyses relied on data from the most recent iteration of the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal…
Descriptors: Tuition, Financial Needs, Academic Aspiration, Two Year College Students
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Yang, Lijing; Venezia, Shannon – Community College Review, 2020
Objective: Increasing rural community college degree attainment is very important to foster rural areas' economic and social well-being. Rural community colleges differ greatly from their suburban and urban counterparts in financial aid patterns and student bodies. However, existing literature is vacant with respect to student financial aid and…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Associate Degrees, Educational Attainment, Two Year College Students
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Carales, Vincent D. – Community College Review, 2020
Objective: This study examined how a set of theoretically derived factors predicted the educational attainment outcomes of Latina/o community college students. The guiding research question was, "What precollege and background characteristics, college experiences, and environmental pull factors uniquely predict persistence, certificate or…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Hispanic American Students, Educational Attainment