Community colleges and student success: models for comprehensive reform

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Author: Bailey, Thomas R.

Abstract:

Over the last few decades, the importance of a college education has grown both for society and for individuals. This is reflected in the large earnings gap between individuals with a high school degree and those with a postsecondary credential. However, most students in the US who start in community colleges never complete a degree or certificate. This constitutes a failure for those students to achieve their goals and represents a loss of potential earning power and economic growth and activity for the economy as a whole. Although students experience earnings gains by accumulating...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Participation; Providers of education and training; Outcomes; Governance; Students

Keywords: Community college; Institutional role; Education and training system; Education and training reform; Accountability; Barrier; Student retention; Completion; Achievement; Attainment; Return on education and training

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Louisville, Colorado: EDUCAUSE, 2017

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http://er.educause.edu/articles/2017/5/community-colleges-and-student-success-models-for-comprehensive-reform

Journal title: EDUCAUSE review

Journal date: May-June 2017

Pages: pp. 33-44

ISSN: 1527-6619 (print), 1945-709X (online)

Statement of responsibility: Thomas Bailey

Resource type: Article

Call number: TD/TNC 128.634

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