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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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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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Wickersham, Kelly R. – Community College Review, 2020
Objective: Empirical work explaining student mobility, particularly postsecondary pathways among 2-year college students, remains limited. This study examines the underlying process that drives 2-year college students into one or more pathways as they navigate higher education. Method: Drawing upon survey, transcript, and interview data from one…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Decision Making, College Transfer Students
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Schudde, Lauren; Bradley, Dwuana; Absher, Caitlin – Community College Review, 2020
Objective: To transfer, students often must navigate complex and imperfect information about credit transfer, bureaucratic hurdles, and conflicting degree requirements. This study examined how administrators and transfer personnel think about institutional online transfer resources and examined community colleges' online transfer information.…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Web Sites, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges
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Maliszewski Lukszo, Casey; Hayes, Shannon – Community College Review, 2020
Objective: This study seeks to expand understanding of transfer student capital (TSC), including sources of TSC and how TSC is used by community college transfer students to navigate transfer to a public, 4-year institution. Method: Using the TSC framework, a descriptive case study design was employed. Data sources include 17 transfer student…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Social Capital, Student Adjustment
Liu, Vivian Yuen Ting; Belfield, Clive – Community College Review, 2020
Objective: This study examines the labor market gains for students who enrolled at for-profit colleges after beginning their postsecondary education in community college. Method: We use student-level administrative record data from college transcripts, unemployment insurance earnings data, and progression data from the National Student…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Proprietary Schools, College Transfer Students, Education Work Relationship
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Ortagus, Justin C.; Hu, Xiaodan – Community College Review, 2019
Objectives: In this study, we explore the influence of enrolling initially at a community college before transferring to a 4-year institution on the selectivity of the destination 4-year institution. Method: We leverage nationally representative data and a propensity score matching approach to compare the institutional selectivity between students…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Transfer Students, Two Year College Students, Selective Admission
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Park, Julie J.; Assalone, Amanda E. – Community College Review, 2019
Objectives: What are some of the key reasons Asian American students enroll in community colleges? Method: We utilized qualitative methods, conducting 49 interviews in Southern California with current Asian American community college and transfer students at three institutions. Results: We identified five key reasons why Asian American…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, Social Class
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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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Xu, Di; Ran, Florence Xiaotao; Fink, John; Jenkins, Davis; Dundar, Afet – Community College Review, 2018
Objective: This study develops an analytical framework for identifying effective partnerships between 2- and 4-year institutions that enable community college entrants to transfer to a 4-year institution and earn a bachelor's degree in a timely fashion. Method: Using the individual term-by-term college enrollment and degree records from the…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Partnerships in Education, Community Colleges, Regression (Statistics)
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Zilvinskis, John; Dumford, Amber D. – Community College Review, 2018
Objective: Based on the growing number of transfer students in higher education and the concern that transfer students are not as engaged as their peers, specifically in participation in high-impact practices (HIPs), this research asks, "Is there a significant direct or indirect relationship between transfer status, student engagement, and…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Two Year College Students, Learner Engagement, Student Participation
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Lichtenberger, Eric; Dietrich, Cecile – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: Recent studies have shown that community college transfer students are just as likely to graduate with a bachelor's degree as students who directly enroll in a 4-year institution. However, these studies do not typically examine whether there is a penalty for community college students in terms of the length of time it takes to complete…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Graduation Rate, College Transfer Students, Bachelors Degrees
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Jain, Dimpal; Lucero, Iris; Bernal, Santiago; Herrera, Alfred; Solorzano, Daniel – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: This study examined the critical race pedagogy of the Summer Transfer Enrichment Program (STEP) over a 5-year span and how the curriculum and supplemental academic programming aided in the development of a positive transfer identity for its participants. Method: A mixed method convergent parallel design approach was used to collect…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Summer Programs, Enrichment
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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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Hodara, Michelle; Martinez-Wenzl, Mary; Stevens, David; Mazzeo, Christopher – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: Problems with credit mobility, or the transfer of credits from a sending to a receiving institution, may be one reason why community college transfer students have low rates of bachelor's degree completion. This study investigates different policy approaches to credit mobility and how college staff and students experience transfer at…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, College Credits
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