NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing all 5 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Schudde, Lauren; Goldrick-Rab, Sara – Community College Review, 2015
Community colleges increase college access, extending postsecondary educational opportunities to underserved students, yet, these students exhibit low rates of program completion and transfer to 4-year colleges. Sociological research on community colleges focuses on the tension between increasing educational opportunity and failing to improve…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Opportunities, Graduation Rate, Transfer Rates (College)
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Bahr, Peter Riley – Community College Review, 2013
Two related themes currently dominate discourse on open-access colleges, particularly community colleges: increasing college-going and degree attainment and improving the performance of postsecondary institutions with respect to producing graduates. Largely missing from this discourse, however, is cogency concerning the innumerable ways in which…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Attendance, College Students, Educational Experience
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Romano, Richard M. – Community College Review, 2011
This essay canvasses selected studies undertaken by economists on the community college. Key authors and journals are noted, followed by an examination of what economists contribute to our understanding of the community college in terms of costs, price and financial aid, economic and social benefits, and the institution's role in furthering…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Economics, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Rendon, Laura I. – Community College Review, 1993
Assesses the community college transfer function with respect to low transfer and retention rates, the value of associate degrees, lack of congruence between students' intention to transfer and actual transfer rates, vocational programs as subbaccalaureate tracks, curriculum structure, the overproduction of bachelor's degrees, and colleges'…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Articulation (Education), Bachelors Degrees, College Graduates
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Shearon, Ronald W. – Community College Review, 1989
Reviews the major contentions of Brint and Karabel's study of the growth and transformation of the American junior college from 1900 to 1985. While recognizing the scholarly contributions of the book, identifies questions that it does not consider and contests a number of conclusions. (DMM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Attainment