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Ali-Coleman, Khadijah Zakia – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2019
Community colleges in the United States have historically held a unique position within the system of higher education because of three characteristics. These characteristics include their doctrine of open access, their consistent affordability in comparison to other higher education options, and courses that are directly applicable to the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Policy, Access to Education, Prediction
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Patterson-Stephens, Shawna M.; Lane, Tonisha B.; Vital, Louise Michelle – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2017
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to expand upon extant research and uncover trends observed among Black women who are in pursuit of -- or have recently attained -- their doctoral degrees within the United States. Exploring the voices of seven women, findings revealed three primary themes: (1) socialization experiences, (2) student…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Females, Socialization, Student Attitudes
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Roughton, Dean – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2016
The push for increased democratization of higher education in the United States coupled with the rising costs of college have led many institutions to turn to dual enrollment models as a means to increase access for students. Most states now allow qualifying high school students to take college courses free, or at a reduced rate, while still…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Disproportionate Representation, Low Income, First Generation College Students