ERIC Number: EJ1218334
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Over 40%: Asian Americans and the Road(s) to Community Colleges
Park, Julie J.; Assalone, Amanda E.
Community College Review, v47 n3 p274-294 Jul 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 participants attended community college: cost, strategy, lack of intentionality in college planning, lack of support and accurate information, and needing a second chance. Contributions: Altogether, findings showcase how Asian Americans experience an array of diverse pathways in choosing to access the community college. In particular, findings highlight the major roles of cost and life hardship in Asian American students' motivations for attending community colleges.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, Social Class, Asian American Students, Race, College Choice
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Identifiers - Location: California; California (Riverside)