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Lukszo, Casey; Hayes, Shannon – College and University, 2019
Transfer students are an important population in higher education, and this has prompted a significant amount of research on their completion and success. Yet research on transfer student college choice and factors involved in the decision-making process remains fairly limited. Using a case study approach, the current research aims to identify and…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, Undergraduate Students
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Chan, Matthew – College and University, 2017
This study provides an overview and a snapshot of new student orientation (NSO) and new student e-orientation (NSEO) programs, with a focus on the content and feature analysis of the NSEOs. It offers an overview of currently available NSO programs of 100 randomly selected community colleges from a master list of nearly 900 community colleges in…
Descriptors: School Orientation, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Outcomes of Education
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McClure, Jennifer L. – College and University, 2017
In 2015, Elgin Community College's Student Success Infrastructure used the book "Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change" (2013) by Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler to help frame conversations about improving student success. One of the book's main concepts is using data to identify and…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Community Colleges, Success, Regression (Statistics)
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Dowling, Earl E. – College and University, 2015
"While community college enrollment has generally declined by about 2 or 3 percent annually in recent years--due to some extent to the improving economy--some colleges have bucked the trend" (Ashford 2015). What made the difference? Like many community colleges, College of DuPage has been concerned with access and affordability. The…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Enrollment Trends, Access to Education, Paying for College
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Bosco, Michael A. – College and University, 2012
In order to support a new knowledge-based economy, President Obama has determined that more of the nation's population will need a college degree. While much of the research on two-year colleges has focused on public community colleges, there are a number of private, independent two-year colleges whose graduates will also contribute to a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Graduation Rate, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence