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McKinney, Lyle; Mukherjee, Moumita; Wade, Jerrel; Shefman, Pamelyn; Breed, Rachel – Community College Review, 2015
Objective: The purpose of this study was to understand how community college students assess the risks and rewards of using personal loans to achieve their higher education goals. Method: Interviews were conducted with 12 federal loan borrowers attending a large, urban community college in Texas during the Spring 2013 semester. Results: Findings…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Costs, Cost Effectiveness, Paying for College
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Wladis, Claire; Conway, Katherine M.; Hachey, Alyse C. – Community College Review, 2015
Objective: This study analyzes how ethnicity, gender, and non-traditional student characteristics relate to differential online versus face-to-face outcomes in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses at community colleges. Method: This study used a sample of 3,600 students in online and face-to-face courses matched by…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Online Courses, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups
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Wang, Xueli; Chan, Hsun-yu; Phelps, L. Allen; Washbon, Janet I. – Community College Review, 2015
Objective: Despite the fairly substantial body of literature devoted to understanding whether dual enrollment programs are related to academic success in college, less is known regarding how dual enrollment transmits its potentially positive influence, especially among two-year college students. In this study, we fill this gap by delving into the…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Two Year College Students, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
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Cox, Rebecca D. – Community College Review, 2015
Objective: Given the current concern across the United States with improving community-college student outcomes, particularly in developmental education, understanding what students encounter inside developmental education classrooms is a necessary first step. Method: Drawing on data from a study of teaching practices inside developmental math…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Two Year College Students
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Horton, David, Jr. – Community College Review, 2015
Objective: This study examined to what extent differences exist in pre-college characteristics and academic performance between Black male student-athletes and their student-athlete peers. Method: Data provided by the Florida Department of Education's PK-20 Education Data Warehouse (EDW) were analyzed as a function of group membership (gender and…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, African American Students, Males, Athletes
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Perun, Stefan Austin – Community College Review, 2015
Objective: To learn how interactions among the content, professor, and students shaped passing and failing developmental English at one urban-serving community college (USCC). Method: I observed three sections of developmental English at USCC throughout a semester and conducted semi-structured interviews with all three professors and a sample of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Urban Schools, Remedial Instruction
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Schudde, Lauren; Goldrick-Rab, Sara – Community College Review, 2015
Community colleges increase college access, extending postsecondary educational opportunities to underserved students, yet, these students exhibit low rates of program completion and transfer to 4-year colleges. Sociological research on community colleges focuses on the tension between increasing educational opportunity and failing to improve…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Opportunities, Graduation Rate, Transfer Rates (College)
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Tovar, Esau – Community College Review, 2015
This study examines how interactions with institutional agents (faculty and academic counselors) and select student support programs influence success (i.e., grade point average) and intentions to persist to degree completion for Latino/a community college students. Using social capital theory and college impact models, the study controls for the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Role, School Counselors
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Kalleberg, Arne L.; Dunn, Michael – Community College Review, 2015
Objective: The labor market success of community college students depends on both the attributes of individual students and the characteristics of the community colleges they attend. In this article, we examine the impact of community college characteristics on the earnings of first-time college students who enrolled in the North Carolina…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Outcomes of Education, Education Work Relationship
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Taylor, Jason L. – Community College Review, 2015
Objective: The proportion of high school students taking college courses (e.g., dual credit) is increasing and state and local policies are expanding, yet little is known about the effect of dual credit policies on key educational outcomes, including the effects for low-income students and students of color. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Dual Enrollment, College Credits, High School Students
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Githens, Rod Patrick; Sauer, Timothy M.; Crawford, Fashaad L.; Cumberland, Denise M.; Wilson, Kristin B. – Community College Review, 2014
This study examined community and institutional factors that influence offering online workforce development programs in community colleges. The study included a random sample of 321 community college in the United States. Findings conclude that colleges operating under statewide governance structures and in states with more highly centralized…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Labor Force Development, Electronic Learning, Governance
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Stuart, G. Rob; Rios-Aguilar, Cecilia; Deil-Amen, Regina – Community College Review, 2014
Community colleges play a key role in educating the large number of non-traditional, low-income, and under-prepared students who have entered higher education in the past several decades. Despite increased access, community colleges are struggling to graduate students. Most, if not all, strategies provided by scholars to improve college completion…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Academic Persistence, Employment Opportunities
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Crosta, Peter M. – Community College Review, 2014
This study examines the relationship between community college enrollment patterns and student outcomes--credential completion and transfer to a 4-year institution--introducing a new way of visualizing the various attendance patterns of community college students. Patterns of enrollment intensity (full- or part-time status) and continuity…
Descriptors: Correlation, Community Colleges, Enrollment Trends, Two Year College Students
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Tekniepe, Robert J. – Community College Review, 2014
Community colleges are expected to serve the needs of their local communities. Hence, college presidents are called on to lead this collaboration between the college and the community. Presidents, however, are affected by a multitude of factors that contribute to abridged tenures, a scenario that can have harmful effects on the educational…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Community Colleges, Statistical Analysis, Surveys
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Katz, Daniel Seth; Davison, Karen – Community College Review, 2014
This study explores community college student mental health by comparing the responses of California community college and traditional university students on the American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment II (ACHA-NCHA II). Using MANOVA, we compared community college and traditional university students, examining…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Mental Health
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