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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
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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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Meyer, Stephen J.; Randel, Bruce – Community College Review, 2013
This article reports findings from an impact study of a 2-year postsecondary academic program offered in state prisons. Outcomes examined for participants during their 1st year of participation include performance on a standardized test of critical thinking skills, credit acquisition, achievement motivation, educational aspirations, personal…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Correctional Education
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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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Levin, John S.; Walker, Laurencia; Haberler, Zachary; Jackson-Boothby, Adam – Community College Review, 2013
Through qualitative field methods research addressing faculty of color in four California community colleges, this investigation examines and explains faculty experiences and professional sense making. By combining critical race theory with social identity theory, our perspective underlines the potential social and ethnic identity conflicts…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, College Faculty, Minority Group Teachers, Critical Theory
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Kolenovic, Zineta; Linderman, Donna; Karp, Melinda Mechur – Community College Review, 2013
Community colleges are grappling with low rates of degree completion and transfer. The City University of New York's (CUNY) Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) aims to improve graduation rates by providing a range of comprehensive support services to community college students in select majors. Using student-unit record data, we…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Graduation Rate, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence
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Cho, Sung-Woo; Karp, Melinda Mechur – Community College Review, 2013
Using data from the Virginia Community College System and building upon prior Florida-based research, this study examines whether student success course enrollment, as well as student and institutional characteristics, has positive associations with shorter-term student outcomes, including earning any college credits within the first year and…
Descriptors: College Credits, Outcomes of Education, Community Colleges, Institutional Characteristics
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Mamiseishvili, Ketevan; Koch, Lynn C. – Community College Review, 2012
This study used data from the Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study to examine the demographic and in-college characteristics of students with disabilities at 2-year institutions, identify the types of educational services available to them, and determine how students' disability conditions and their selected demographic and…
Descriptors: Performance Factors, Success, Disabilities, Two Year College Students
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Henderson, Charles; Fynewever, Herb; Petcovic, Heather; Bierema, Andrea – Community College Review, 2012
The purpose of this study is to identify the local impacts of national advanced technological education (ATE) centers on their host institutions. A sample of three mature, national ATE centers are chosen, with each center serving as a case for a mixed-methods, collective case study research design. Results, drawn from interviews and surveys,…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Vocational Training Centers, Community Colleges, Partnerships in Education
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Wall, Andrew F.; BaileyShea, Chelsea; McIntosh, Scott – Community College Review, 2012
The objective of this study was to examine the prevalence of heavy alcohol use, related harm, and implications for prevention among community college students. We used data from 7,965 students at 19 community colleges who responded to the Core Alcohol and Other Drug Survey. This secondary analysis of the survey data found heavy consumption among…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Community Colleges, Prevention
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Mars, Matthew M.; Ginter, Mary Beth – Community College Review, 2012
Employing interviews with individuals from 16 community colleges across the country, as well as an independent consultant engaged in activities of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), this study considers the organizational structures and academic practices associated with community college entrepreneurship…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Entrepreneurship, Interviews, Educational Trends
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Hagedorn, Linda Serra; Purnamasari, Agustina Veny – Community College Review, 2012
American policy makers, educators, and others are concerned that predicted workforce shortages in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields will have a catastrophic impact on the economy. This article takes a realistic look at the "STEM problem," identifying how community colleges can be a part of the solution. We provide…
Descriptors: Evidence, Ethnic Groups, Community Colleges, STEM Education
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Bragg, Debra D.; Durham, Brian – Community College Review, 2012
In an era when college completion dominates the policy agenda, matters of access and equity are critically important. The allure of raising completion rates by reducing access for students thought unprepared for college and incapable of finishing is too attractive to deny. This article discusses the importance of linking access and completion to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Access to Education, Equal Education, Graduation
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Romano, Richard M. – Community College Review, 2012
This study reviews the historical trend of college revenues and expenditures from a national perspective using primarily data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) as reported by the Delta Project for the years 1999-2009. Looking at trends related to state and local appropriations, college costs and prices, output, and…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Tuition, Budgets, Educational Policy
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