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Ortagus, Justin C.; Hu, Xiaodan – Community College Review, 2019
Objectives: In this study, we explore the influence of enrolling initially at a community college before transferring to a 4-year institution on the selectivity of the destination 4-year institution. Method: We leverage nationally representative data and a propensity score matching approach to compare the institutional selectivity between students…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Transfer Students, Two Year College Students, Selective Admission
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Hu, Xiaodan; Ortagus, Justin C. – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: This study examines the role of community colleges in closing the gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by studying whether beginning at a community college improves the likelihood of female students earning their bachelor's degree in STEM. Method: Using nationally representative data, we apply a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Gender Differences, STEM Education, Females
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Crisp, Gloria; Delgado, Chryssa – Community College Review, 2014
Developmental education has been cited as one of the most difficult issues facing community colleges. Despite the controversy and changes to educational policy regarding developmental education, there is a notable dearth of rigorous research measuring the causal effect of remediation on community college student outcomes. The present study uses…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Developmental Studies Programs, Academic Persistence
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McKinney, Lyle; Novak, Heather – Community College Review, 2013
In 2007-2008, approximately 42% of community college students who were eligible to receive Pell grant funding did not file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Using data from the Beginning Postsecondary Student Study, this study examined the relationship between FAFSA filing status and persistence from the fall to spring…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Student Financial Aid, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students