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Nix, Amanda N.; Jones, Tamara Bertrand; Brower, Rebecca L.; Hu, Shouping – Community College Review, 2020
Objective: Community colleges have long made higher education more accessible to students from diverse academic backgrounds, particularly those who are academically underprepared and require remediation. In light of developmental education (DE) reform, our article answers the following questions: How do campus personnel articulate the unique…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Access to Education, State Legislation, Remedial Instruction
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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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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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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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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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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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Parnes, McKenna F.; Suárez-Orozco, Carola; Osei-Twumasi, Olivia; Schwartz, Sarah E. O. – Community College Review, 2020
Objective: Although much research on community colleges focuses on institutional challenges or student deficits, emerging evidence suggests that student-instructor relationships have the potential to impact student success. The current study examined factors that could influence community college students' development of relationships with…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Role
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Evans, Colleen A.; Chen, Rong; Hudes, Ryan P. – Community College Review, 2020
Objective: This study explored how high school and postsecondary academic parameters may relate to the choice of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) major for students beginning their postsecondary education at community colleges. Our study incorporated these two clusters of factors into a statistical model to examine STEM…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Majors (Students), Decision Making, Two Year College Students
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Roohr, Katrina C.; Burkander, Kri – Community College Review, 2020
Objective: Using data from "HEIghten"® Critical Thinking, a student learning outcomes assessment, the purpose of this study was to evaluate what variables are associated with higher critical thinking performance for students enrolled in various community college programs and to evaluate performance differences across demographic and…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Outcomes of Education
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Bunch, George C.; Schlaman, Heather; Lang, Nora; Kenner, Kylie – Community College Review, 2020
Objective: To inform efforts to boost college completion and professional preparation for the linguistically diverse New Mainstream, we explored language and literacy demands, and how faculty conceive of those demands, in one allied health program at one community college in California. We also explore the implications for the preparation of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Allied Health Occupations Education
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Chen, Yu; Starobin, Soko S. – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: This quantitative study constructed a statistical model to measure family social capital and college social capital among community college students. The authors also examined influences of these two types of social capital constructs on degree aspiration. Method: This study utilized the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Academic Aspiration
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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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Park, Elizabeth S. – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: Although immigrant students placed in English as a Second Language (ESL) sequence at community colleges are a growing student population, there is a dearth of research focused on these students in college. This study provides descriptive estimates of community college students' progression through the credit-earning ESL sequence and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, English (Second Language), Immigrants
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