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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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Kalkbrenner, Michael T.; Flinn, Ryan E.; Sullivan, Danielle K.; Esquivel Arteaga, Luis E. – Community College Review, 2021
Objective: First-generation community college students face unique risks for mental health distress, which can place them at risk for attrition and a myriad of other negative consequences. The aim of the present quantitative investigation was to test the utility of the REDFLAGS model, a mental health literacy based tool for supporting mental…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Multiple Literacies, First Generation College Students, Two Year College Students
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Ngo, Federick; Velasquez, David; Melguizo, Tatiana – Community College Review, 2021
Objective: Community colleges across the country are making dramatic shifts away from traditional reliance on placement testing for developmental education and toward using high school measures to assess college-readiness. Yet the views of faculty dealing with these changes, including their perspectives on the quality and usefulness of high school…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Student Placement, Educational Change
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Rodriguez, Sarah L.; Blaney, Jennifer M.; Vasquez, Marissa C.; Salinas, Cristobal, Jr. – Community College Review, 2021
Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate how Latino men's conceptions of masculinities influenced their attitudes and behaviors during the transition from community colleges to 4-year institutions. Method: A phenomenological approach was used to explore the lived experiences of 34 Latino men across Texas, California, and Florida.…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Masculinity, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges
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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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Ocean, Mia – Community College Review, 2021
Objective: The purpose of this research is twofold: first, to investigate financially eligible Pell Grant community college students' perceptions of barriers and enablers to student success, and second, to critique the financial aid satisfactory academic progress (SAP) criteria through a cross-case comparison of students who are meeting and are…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Attitudes, Barriers
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Whatley, Melissa – Community College Review, 2021
Objective: The purpose of this study is twofold. First, this study explores individual student characteristics, specifically those related to demographics, financial need, academic characteristics, and social and cultural capitals, related to study abroad participation among community college students. Second, this study identifies when over the…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Study Abroad, Student Characteristics
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Hall, Mark M.; Worsham, Rachel E.; Reavis, Grey – Community College Review, 2021
Objective: This study examined the effects of offering proactive student-success coaching, informed by predictive analytics, on student academic performance and persistence. Specifically, this study investigated semester grade point average (GPA) and semester-to-semester persistence of community college students as outcomes. Methods: This study…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, Coaching (Performance)
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Armstrong, Sonya L.; Stahl, Norman A.; King, James R. – Community College Review, 2021
Objective/Research Question: Surprisingly, little research explores the literacy practices specific to career technical education (CTE) courses at the postsecondary level, yet the number of students coming to college needing literacy support continues to increase. There is a need for focused research on what constitutes college-readiness. The…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Postsecondary Education, College Readiness, Literacy
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Garza, Tiberio; Huerta, Margarita; García, Hugo A.; Lau, Jared – Community College Review, 2021
Objective: The objective of this study was to create a model of English learners' (ELs) persistence based on theory and empirical research. Findings from this research informs community college educators in helping ELs persist and guide future research regarding this important student population. Method: We examined ELs' persistence using…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Social Integration, Academic Persistence, Communities of Practice
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Jabbar, Huriya; Epstein, Eliza; Sánchez, Joanna; Hartman, Catherine – Community College Review, 2021
Objective: For many students, community college is a convenient first step toward a bachelor's degree. Yet, although more than 80% of those who enroll in community colleges intend to transfer to a 4-year institution, fewer than 35% do so within 6 years. Quantitative data reveal the presence of a transfer gap and there is extensive research on…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Transfer Students, State Universities, Minority Group Students
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Cuellar, Marcela G.; Gándara, Patricia – Community College Review, 2021
Objective/Research Question: The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which programs offering community college baccalaureates (CCBs) address access and equity for underrepresented racial minorities (URMs). The study first aimed to understand how administrators described the purpose of CCBs with regard to advancing equity for URMs.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Equal Education, Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students
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Wong, Yi-Lee – Community College Review, 2021
Objective: Educational expansion as a policy is believed to address the issue of the youth's blocked social mobility. But, the argument that the transition to university is emotionally straining in a deindustrialized neoliberal context suggests an emotive aspect of neoliberalism in higher education. This article seeks to offer an illustration of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Neoliberalism, Community Colleges
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Holzer, Harry J.; Xu, Zeyu – Community College Review, 2021
Objective: We estimated the correlations between the "pathways" chosen by community college students--in terms of desired credentials and fields of study, as well as other choices and outcomes along the paths--and the attainment of credentials with labor market value. We focused on the extent to which there were recorded changes in…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Correlation, Academic Aspiration
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Wagner, Brit; Zhu, Xiwei; Wang, Xueli – Community College Review, 2021
Objective: This study is aimed at understanding the ways in which faculty at community colleges utilize their industry experiences to inform their teaching. Method: The research drew on Merriam's basic qualitative approach in analyzing data from 14 semi-structured qualitative interviews. Results: Our findings expand upon prior research surrounding…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Work Experience, College Instruction
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