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Matheny, Christopher J.; Chan, Hsun-yu; Wang, Xueli – Community College Review, 2015
Objective: Research on labor market outcomes for individuals who enroll in technical colleges is limited, with even less attention to the effects of short-term certificates than associate degrees. Also, despite the importance of manufacturing programs, there is a lack of research on employment outcomes for individuals who enroll in these programs…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Manufacturing Industry, Two Year Colleges, Technical Education
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Mamiseishvili, Ketevan; Koch, Lynn C. – Community College Review, 2012
This study used data from the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study to examine the demographic and in-college characteristics of students with disabilities at 2-year institutions, identify the types of educational services available to them, and determine how students' disability conditions and their selected demographic and…
Descriptors: Performance Factors, Success, Disabilities, Two Year College Students
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Santos, Minerva – Community College Review, 2004
In this study, the researcher developed an instrument to assess college attendance motivations in order to assess the motivations of 179 entering Hispanic freshmen and to explore the relationship between demographics and motivation. Student motivations formed a hierarchy with knowledge at the top, followed by self-improvement, job enhancement,…
Descriptors: Social Life, College Attendance, Social Status, Student Motivation
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Fredrickson, Janyth – Community College Review, 1998
Describes a study that compares the performance of community college and technical students who transferred to four-year universities. Indicates that technical college students had higher grade point averages but community college students had higher persistence rates. Contains 8 data tables and 17 references. (JDI)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges
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Piland, William E.; Giles, Ray – Community College Review, 1998
Describes a study that investigated demographic changes in the community college presidency at 71 districts and 42 campuses from 1975 to 1995. Indicates that the number of women presidents has tripled since 1975, and the number of minority presidents has doubled. Contains two figures and 16 references. (JDI)
Descriptors: College Presidents, Community Colleges, Demography, Minority Groups
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Bryant, Alyssa N. – Community College Review, 2001
Reviews the literature on recent shifts in student composition at the community college, and the resulting changes in college mission and policies. Also discusses student assessment and placement, student success and retention, and post-college earnings. (Contains 41 references.) (AUTH/NB)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, College Administration, College Planning, College Students
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Templin, Robert T.; And Others – Community College Review, 1977
A survey of 10,074 full- and part-time community college students in North Carolina concluded that community colleges in attempting to serve all segments of society do serve a cross-section of the population but only when both credit and non-credit continuing education students are considered together. (JG)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Demography, Enrollment, Noncredit Courses
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Hunt, Thomas C.; And Others – Community College Review, 1977
Questions whether community colleges are democratizing higher education or if they are extending the "tracking" which has characterized our comprehensive system of secondary education, by screening from four-year colleges disproportionate numbers of ethnic minorities, students from lower socioeconomic classes, and students who are less able…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, College Role, Community Colleges, Demography
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Cohen, Arthur M.; Brawer, Florence B. – Community College Review, 1977
A study of two-year college humanities instructors surveyed demographic data, attitudes and preferences, reference group identification, and measures of job satisfaction and personal functioning. (JG)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Demography, Doctoral Degrees, Humanities Instruction