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Hammond, Lindsey; Baser, Sean; Cassell, Alexander – Higher Education Politics & Economics, 2020
This two-way, fixed effects analysis examines the relationship between local appropriations and community college state governance structures while examining governance's moderating impact on state-level factors. We find that any type of state-level organization for community colleges does not impact local appropriations, and that in states with…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, State Policy, Governance, Centralization
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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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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