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Wang, Xueli; Wang, Yan; Wickersham, Kelly; Sun, Ning; Chan, Hsun-yu – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: In community colleges, achieving competence in math is critical to students' timely progression through coursework and eventual educational success; yet, it remains unclear when the optimal timing to complete required math courses is in order to maximize the chance of completing a credential on time. This study examines the timing of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Required Courses, Mathematics Achievement
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Wang, Xueli; Lee, Seo Young; Prevost, Amy – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: Although upward transfer in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields represents a prominent national policy concern, community college students' aspirations for transfer in STEM are often impeded, resulting in lower transfer rates. This study investigated four aspects of community college STEM students'…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, STEM Education, Academic Aspiration
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Matheny, Christopher J.; Chan, Hsun-yu; Wang, Xueli – Community College Review, 2015
Objective: Research on labor market outcomes for individuals who enroll in technical colleges is limited, with even less attention to the effects of short-term certificates than associate degrees. Also, despite the importance of manufacturing programs, there is a lack of research on employment outcomes for individuals who enroll in these programs…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Manufacturing Industry, Two Year Colleges, Technical Education
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Wang, Xueli – Community College Review, 2012
Using data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002, this study explored factors that predict stability of educational expectations among baccalaureate aspirants beginning at community colleges. Based on a nationally representative sample of baccalaureate-aspiring high school seniors of 2004 who entered community colleges as their first…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, High School Seniors, Persistence