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Li, Amy Y.; Ortagus, Justin C. – Review of Higher Education, 2019
In 2010, Tennessee enacted the Complete College Tennessee Act (CCTA), which increased the proportion of state performance-based funding from 5.45% to 85% and added a 40% funding premium for progression and degree completions by adult students and low-income students. We collect data from 2001-02 to 2014-15 and use difference-in-differences…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Educational Legislation, Enrollment, Adult Students
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Deutsch, Nancy L.; Schmertz, Barbara – Review of Higher Education, 2011
Women adult students face particular constraints when pursuing degrees. This paper uses focus group data to explore the educational pathways, barriers, and supports of women students. Women's educations are shaped by personal and structural gendered forces, including family, economic, and workplace issues. Women report conflict over short-term…
Descriptors: Females, Focus Groups, Adult Students, Education Work Relationship
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Kortesoja, Sandra L. – Review of Higher Education, 2009
Postsecondary education institutions of all types now operate in an external societal context increasingly influenced by international internet communication and global market forces. The college aspirations of nontraditional age (adult) postsecondary students facing a variety of choices for further education and/or job skills often reflect their…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Adult Students, Postsecondary Education, College Students