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Broton, Katharine M. – Community College Review, 2019
Background: Most community college students from low-income families have ambitious educational degree goals, but only a small fraction attains them. For many decades, sociologists have primarily attributed this problem to a cooling out process in which college practitioners diminish students' educational ambitions using academic reorientation…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Community Colleges, Grants, Low Income
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Chen, Yu; Starobin, Soko S. – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: This quantitative study constructed a statistical model to measure family social capital and college social capital among community college students. The authors also examined influences of these two types of social capital constructs on degree aspiration. Method: This study utilized the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Academic Aspiration
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Reyes, Maria; Dache-Gerbino, Amalia; Rios-Aguilar, Cecilia; Gonzalez-Canche, Manuel; Deil-Amen, Regina – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: The process by which students decide to stay in college has been primarily based on models that are independent of geographic context. This article describes the local labor market in which community college students are situated and discusses the multiple and complex ways these labor markets impact student decisions to persist and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Labor Market, Context Effect, Academic Persistence
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Wang, Xueli; Wang, Yan; Wickersham, Kelly; Sun, Ning; Chan, Hsun-yu – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: In community colleges, achieving competence in math is critical to students' timely progression through coursework and eventual educational success; yet, it remains unclear when the optimal timing to complete required math courses is in order to maximize the chance of completing a credential on time. This study examines the timing of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Required Courses, Mathematics Achievement
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Hlinka, Karen R. – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: Traditional-age students attending a rural community college in Kentucky's Appalachian region were interviewed, along with faculty members and administrators, to identify phenomena serving as sources of encouragement or as barriers to retention from the point of entry to the point of transfer. Method: Students' perspectives were…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Faculty
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Cuellar, Marcela; Johnson-Ahorlu, Robin Nicole – Community College Review, 2016
Objective: Despite the growing representation of Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) among community colleges, relatively little is known about student perceptions of the campus climate at these institutions. Although perceptions of campus climate may differ by race and adversely affect students of color, most research has been conducted at…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, Racial Bias
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McKinney, Lyle; Mukherjee, Moumita; Wade, Jerrel; Shefman, Pamelyn; Breed, Rachel – Community College Review, 2015
Objective: The purpose of this study was to understand how community college students assess the risks and rewards of using personal loans to achieve their higher education goals. Method: Interviews were conducted with 12 federal loan borrowers attending a large, urban community college in Texas during the Spring 2013 semester. Results: Findings…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Costs, Cost Effectiveness, Paying for College
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Denner, Jill; Werner, Linda; O'Connor, Lisa; Glassman, Jill – Community College Review, 2014
Efforts to increase the number of women who pursue and complete advanced degrees in computer and information sciences (CIS) have been limited, in part, by a lack of research on pathways into and out of community college CIS classes. This longitudinal study tests three widely held beliefs about how to increase the number of CIS majors at 4-year…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Longitudinal Studies, Majors (Students), Career Choice
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Potts, Kristi S.; Bierlein Palmer, Louann – Community College Review, 2014
As one of the few qualitative studies on this topic, this phenomenological study examined how parolees experience participation in a community college reentry program. One-on-one interviews were conducted with 11 parolee college students. Major themes found that parolees enjoy the college environment and that they have become role models for their…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Phenomenology, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Schnee, Emily – Community College Review, 2014
This longitudinal, qualitative study explores developmental English students' experience of remediation in the context of a first-semester learning community (LC). Conducted at an urban community college in the Northeast, data were collected through semi-structured interviews conducted over a 3-year period with a cohort of 15 students who were…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Experience, Remedial Instruction
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Martin, Kimberly; Galentino, Richard; Townsend, Lori – Community College Review, 2014
Nationwide, low percentages of community college students graduate. Although community colleges' higher percentages of low income, academically underprepared, non-traditional, and minority students are often cited as the reason for low graduation rates, this study sought to examine common characteristics of community college students who do…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Student Motivation, Student Empowerment
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Jones, Willis A. – Community College Review, 2013
While there has been increased scholarship in recent years on diversity in higher education, most of this research has failed to include 2-year institutions in its analyses. This study examined whether the racial composition of the community college student body is correlated with an institution's normative climate toward three diversity…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Racial Composition, College Students, Beliefs
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Allen, Janine M.; Smith, Cathleen L.; Muehleck, Jeanette K. – Community College Review, 2013
Educators assert that academic advising before and after transferring enhances the success of baccalaureate degree-seeking students who begin at community colleges. Yet, there is little research that investigates the kinds of advising that are differentially important to pre- versus posttransfer students. In this study, we examined the importance…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Academic Advising, College Transfer Students, Two Year College Students
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Lester, Jaime; Leonard, Jeannie Brown; Mathias, David – Community College Review, 2013
Transfer students are a distinct population. Their characteristics lead to a qualitatively different student experience. Drawing on interviews with a cross-sectional sample of transfer students at George Mason University (GMU), this study focused on the ways transfer students perceived their social and academic engagement, on the ways they engaged…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Learner Engagement, Interviews, Student Attitudes
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Castro, Erin L. – Community College Review, 2013
Social science methodologies of intervention programming for college and career readiness, particularly in regard to evaluation, must be situated within a larger context of racialized readiness for college and career. The policy context for this argument is a state-level evaluation of college and career readiness legislation in Illinois using…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Community Colleges, Program Effectiveness
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