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Lackner, Elisabeth – Community College Review, 2023
Objective: This quantitative study examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students' persistence at a minority-serving, open-access, public, urban community college in New York City. Specifically, the project looked at factors associated with mid-semester college withdrawals during spring 2020 when the college shifted to remote instruction…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Academic Persistence, COVID-19
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Sullivan, Patrick; Bell, Abigail; Nielsen, David – Community College Review, 2023
Objectives: Responding to Tinto's call for studies of retention that center on "the students' view of their experience" (p. 11), this research project reports findings from telephone interviews of 131 students who stopped out at our home institution, a large open admissions community college in the northeast. Our objective was to find…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, School Holding Power, Stopouts, Two Year College Students
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Ramirez, Amaranta; Rivera, David B.; Valadez, Adrian M.; Mattis, Samantha; Cerezo, Alison – Community College Review, 2023
Objective: The COVID-19 global pandemic has created severe, long-lasting challenges to college students in the United States (US). In the present study, we assessed mental health symptomatology (depression, anxiety, life stress), academic challenges, and economic stress during the first wave of the Coronavirus pandemic. Method: A total sample of…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Stress Variables, Mental Health
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Lee, Jungmin – Community College Review, 2023
Objectives/Research Question: This study aims to explore who transfers between 2-year colleges (lateral transfer students) and how these students fare in terms of degree attainment. More specifically, this research explores two research questions: (1) What are the predictors of lateral transfer? (2) Is lateral transfer associated with degree…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, Educational Attainment, Academic Degrees
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Wright-Kim, Jeremy – Community College Review, 2023
Objective: The community college sector plays a vital role in broadening access to education and helping states meet their workforce needs. An emerging trend and potential lever to better achieve these goals is the community college baccalaureate or CCB. Yet, opponents wonder whether CCBs may lead community colleges to abandon their traditional…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Community Colleges, Program Effectiveness, Enrollment Trends
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Becker, Kristen L.; Safa, Rachel; Becker, Kyleigh M. – Community College Review, 2023
Objective: This research study examined textbook costs and student success rates at one community college in the Southwest United States. Method: Descriptive statistics were used in the study to identify the mean textbook costs and student success rates over five semesters. Chi-square tests for independence were used to determine if a…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Costs, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Berhane, Bruk; Onuma, Felicia; Buenaflor, Shannon; Fries-Britt, Sharon; Ogwo, Ashley – Community College Review, 2023
Introduction: While a considerable amount of extant scholarship describes the importance of and strategies for improving the postsecondary pathways of Black engineering students, most literature is contextualized within 4-year institutions. Objectives: The purpose of this article is to illuminate Black engineering students' experiences at…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Blacks, Engineering Education
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Blaney, Jennifer M. – Community College Review, 2022
Objective: Upward transfer pathways are an important mechanism for advancing gender equity in STEM. Yet, little is known about how students access lucrative STEM careers and leadership positions via community colleges. This study explores the factors that may promote computing leadership identity among upward transfer students, focusing…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Identification (Psychology), Gender Bias
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Moss, Brian G.; Kelcey, Ben – Community College Review, 2022
Objective: Superiority experiments supply a critical lens to probe higher education interventions because they can dismantle the collective effect of a program and identify the relative contribution of the core components. However, such lines of inquiry are generally absent in higher education literature. We draw on experimental data to probe the…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Academic Probation, Letters (Correspondence), Intervention
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Nguyen, Thai-Huy; Gutierrez, Rose Ann E.; Smith, Jalen – Community College Review, 2022
Research Question: The vast amount of material available on-line has prompted researchers to understand how undergraduate students sort and select, or evaluate, the results that emerge from their searches. Since students depend on on-line material to facilitate their learning of course material, understanding the basis of their process is…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, STEM Education, Online Searching
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McKinney, Lyle; Burridge, Andrea Backscheider; Lee, Mimi Miyoung; Bourdeau, Gerald V.; Miller-Waters, Melissa – Community College Review, 2022
Objective: Students' enrollment intensity during their first academic semester and year are highly influential in their success and decisions to persist in community college. Limited research, however, has focused on understanding how students navigate the decision-making process of determining their credit load or how institutional support…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Enrollment, Full Time Students
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Huerta, Adrian H.; Rios-Aguilar, Cecilia; Ramirez, Daisy – Community College Review, 2022
Objective: Community colleges, which can lead students to job opportunities and well-paying careers, are one of the main entry points to higher education for student parents. We use a conceptual framework that bridges career capital and community cultural wealth to understand student parents' college and career trajectories. This study asks (a)…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Parents, Minority Group Students
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Zilvinskis, John – Community College Review, 2022
Objective/Research Question: The purpose of this research is to explore the way use of student services can mediate engagement among first-generation and transfer students who use disability services at community colleges. The following research questions guided the current study: (1) At community colleges, how does frequency of use of student…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, Students with Disabilities
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Wong, Yi-Lee – Community College Review, 2022
Objective: In view of the values of individualism and competition embedded in neoliberalism and global capitalism, this paper seeks to illustrate empirically students' instrumentalism in higher education, and to explore how far such instrumentalism could be conceptualized as student alienation. Method: The illustration relies on experiences of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Alienation, Higher Education
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Ison, Matthew P. – Community College Review, 2022
Objective: Dual enrollment has become a significant portion of community college enrollment throughout the country. Some scholars have argued that dual enrollment implementation can be used as a viable policy lever to achieve the certificate and associate degree obtainment outcomes identified in "Reclaiming the American Dream," a…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Performance
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