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Xu, Di; Ran, Florence Xiaotao – Community College Review, 2020
Objective: This study examines the characteristics, course enrollment patterns, and academic outcomes of students who started their college careers in noncredit courses. Method: Drawing upon a rich dataset that includes transcript and demographic information on both for-credit and noncredit students in multiple institutions, this study explores…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Noncredit Courses, Student Characteristics
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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
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Parnes, McKenna F.; Suárez-Orozco, Carola; Osei-Twumasi, Olivia; Schwartz, Sarah E. O. – Community College Review, 2020
Objective: Although much research on community colleges focuses on institutional challenges or student deficits, emerging evidence suggests that student-instructor relationships have the potential to impact student success. The current study examined factors that could influence community college students' development of relationships with…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Role
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Roohr, Katrina C.; Burkander, Kri – Community College Review, 2020
Objective: Using data from "HEIghten"® Critical Thinking, a student learning outcomes assessment, the purpose of this study was to evaluate what variables are associated with higher critical thinking performance for students enrolled in various community college programs and to evaluate performance differences across demographic and…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Outcomes of Education
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Hu, Xiaodan; Ortagus, Justin C. – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: This study examines the role of community colleges in closing the gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by studying whether beginning at a community college improves the likelihood of female students earning their bachelor's degree in STEM. Method: Using nationally representative data, we apply a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Gender Differences, STEM Education, Females
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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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Levin, John S.; Viggiano, Tiffany; López Damián, Ariadna Isabel; Morales Vazquez, Evelyn; Wolf, John-Paul – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: In an effort to break away from the stale classifications of community college students that stem from the hegemonic perspective of previous literature, this work utilizes the perceptions of community college practitioners to demonstrate new ways of understanding the identities of community college students. Method: By utilizing Gee's…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Characteristics, Administrator Attitudes
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Allen, Taryn Ozuna; Zhang, Yi – Community College Review, 2016
Objective: Increasing degree completion in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, particularly engineering, is a national priority. With an aspiration to increase the number of STEM graduates by one million in the next 10 years, more research is needed to understand the role of community colleges in achieving this…
Descriptors: Adult Students, College Transfer Students, Engineering, Engineering Education
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Wladis, Claire; Hachey, Alyse C.; Conway, Katherine M. – Community College Review, 2015
Using data from more than 2,000 community college science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors in the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, this research investigates how ethnicity, gender, non-traditional student risk factors, academic preparation, socio-economic status, and English-as-second-language/citizenship status…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Enrollment Rate
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Jaggars, Shanna Smith; Hodara, Michelle; Cho, Sung-Woo; Xu, Di – Community College Review, 2015
To support the long-term success of underprepared students, many community colleges are experimenting with accelerated developmental education models, which allow students to complete remediation and enroll in college-level math and English within a shorter time frame. This study examines three developmental acceleration programs, including two in…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Developmental Studies Programs, Community Colleges, College Mathematics
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McKinney, Lyle; Mukherjee, Moumita; Wade, Jerrel; Shefman, Pamelyn; Breed, Rachel – Community College Review, 2015
Objective: The purpose of this study was to understand how community college students assess the risks and rewards of using personal loans to achieve their higher education goals. Method: Interviews were conducted with 12 federal loan borrowers attending a large, urban community college in Texas during the Spring 2013 semester. Results: Findings…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Costs, Cost Effectiveness, Paying for College
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Wladis, Claire; Conway, Katherine M.; Hachey, Alyse C. – Community College Review, 2015
Objective: This study analyzes how ethnicity, gender, and non-traditional student characteristics relate to differential online versus face-to-face outcomes in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses at community colleges. Method: This study used a sample of 3,600 students in online and face-to-face courses matched by…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Online Courses, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups
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Horton, David, Jr. – Community College Review, 2015
Objective: This study examined to what extent differences exist in pre-college characteristics and academic performance between Black male student-athletes and their student-athlete peers. Method: Data provided by the Florida Department of Education's PK-20 Education Data Warehouse (EDW) were analyzed as a function of group membership (gender and…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, African American Students, Males, Athletes
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Tovar, Esau – Community College Review, 2015
This study examines how interactions with institutional agents (faculty and academic counselors) and select student support programs influence success (i.e., grade point average) and intentions to persist to degree completion for Latino/a community college students. Using social capital theory and college impact models, the study controls for the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Role, School Counselors
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Kalleberg, Arne L.; Dunn, Michael – Community College Review, 2015
Objective: The labor market success of community college students depends on both the attributes of individual students and the characteristics of the community colleges they attend. In this article, we examine the impact of community college characteristics on the earnings of first-time college students who enrolled in the North Carolina…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Outcomes of Education, Education Work Relationship
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