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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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Ozaki, C. Casey; Olson, Avery B.; Johnston-Guerrero, Marc P.; Pizzolato, Jane Elizabeth – Community College Review, 2020
Objective: Despite significant enrollment in community colleges, persistence and graduation rates are quite low. This study aims to better understand how students' person--environment relationships and self-organization together contribute to the persistence decisions of community college students. Using Spencer et al.'s "phenomenological…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Academic Persistence, Phenomenology
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Reyes, Maria; Dache-Gerbino, Amalia; Rios-Aguilar, Cecilia; Gonzalez-Canche, Manuel; Deil-Amen, Regina – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: The process by which students decide to stay in college has been primarily based on models that are independent of geographic context. This article describes the local labor market in which community college students are situated and discusses the multiple and complex ways these labor markets impact student decisions to persist and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Labor Market, Context Effect, Academic Persistence
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Hu, Xiaodan – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: This study examines whether Louisiana's performance-based funding (PBF) implementation in 2011 impacts various academic outcomes at community colleges, and whether the impact varies for institutions with higher proportions of underrepresented students. Method: Using institutional-level panel data between 2006 and 2016, I employ…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Performance Based Assessment, Educational Finance, Disproportionate Representation
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Sáenz, Victor B.; García-Louis, Claudia; Drake, Anna Peterson; Guida, Tonia – Community College Review, 2018
Objective: The purpose of this study is to apply Yosso's community cultural wealth framework to the experiences of Latino male community college students to understand how they balance family obligations, work, and academics while also navigating their educational pathways. Method: The research team conducted 23 semistructured focus groups with…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Hispanic American Students, Males
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Li, Amy Y.; Gándara, Denisa; Assalone, Amanda – Community College Review, 2018
Objective: We investigate whether performance funding--an increasingly prevalent state policy that allocates appropriations based on outcomes that prioritize retention and completion--places minority-serving institutions (MSIs) at a financial disadvantage due to these institutions serving a greater proportion of historically underrepresented…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Minority Group Students, Funding Formulas
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Hlinka, Karen R. – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: Traditional-age students attending a rural community college in Kentucky's Appalachian region were interviewed, along with faculty members and administrators, to identify phenomena serving as sources of encouragement or as barriers to retention from the point of entry to the point of transfer. Method: Students' perspectives were…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Faculty
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Yamada, Hiroyuki; Bryk, Anthony S. – Community College Review, 2016
Objective: Statway is a community college pathways initiative developed by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching designed to accelerate students' progress through their developmental math sequence to acquiring college math credit in statistics. Statway is a multifaceted change initiative designed to address the complex problems…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Program Descriptions, College Credits, Mathematics Instruction
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Chan, Hsun-yu; Wang, Xueli – Community College Review, 2016
Objective: This study explored the relationship between different types of interpersonal interaction, characterized by their underlying motivations, and educational outcomes among students in manufacturing programs at two-year colleges. While there exist several ways to classify interaction, motivation as an inherent attribute that fuels behaviors…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Interpersonal Relationship, Outcomes of Education, Two Year College Students
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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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Stuart, G. Rob; Rios-Aguilar, Cecilia; Deil-Amen, Regina – Community College Review, 2014
Community colleges play a key role in educating the large number of non-traditional, low-income, and under-prepared students who have entered higher education in the past several decades. Despite increased access, community colleges are struggling to graduate students. Most, if not all, strategies provided by scholars to improve college completion…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Academic Persistence, Employment Opportunities
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Crosta, Peter M. – Community College Review, 2014
This study examines the relationship between community college enrollment patterns and student outcomes--credential completion and transfer to a 4-year institution--introducing a new way of visualizing the various attendance patterns of community college students. Patterns of enrollment intensity (full- or part-time status) and continuity…
Descriptors: Correlation, Community Colleges, Enrollment Trends, Two Year College Students
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Denner, Jill; Werner, Linda; O'Connor, Lisa; Glassman, Jill – Community College Review, 2014
Efforts to increase the number of women who pursue and complete advanced degrees in computer and information sciences (CIS) have been limited, in part, by a lack of research on pathways into and out of community college CIS classes. This longitudinal study tests three widely held beliefs about how to increase the number of CIS majors at 4-year…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Longitudinal Studies, Majors (Students), Career Choice
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Martin, Kimberly; Galentino, Richard; Townsend, Lori – Community College Review, 2014
Nationwide, low percentages of community college students graduate. Although community colleges' higher percentages of low income, academically underprepared, non-traditional, and minority students are often cited as the reason for low graduation rates, this study sought to examine common characteristics of community college students who do…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Student Motivation, Student Empowerment
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