1) What is the relative impact of community college students’ choice of program of study, academic and social participation in college, academic performance in college, external demands, and background characteristics upon their rates of transfer to 4-year institutions? 2) Which institutional characteristics of community colleges help explain differences in individual probability of transfer after considering student-level characteristics? 3) Which state characteristics and state-level articulation and transfer policies help explain differences in upward transfer probability among students entering public 2-year colleges, after controlling for influential student and college characteristics?
Effects of Student Body Racial and Ethnic Demographics on Community College Student Persistence: A Correlational Inferential Study
1) What is the effect of racial and ethnic community college student body composition on student persistence? 2) Does the racial and ethnic composition of a community college’s student body have differential effects on the persistence of students from different racial and ethnic groups? 3) What is the effect of racial and ethnic student body composition on student academic and social engagement?
1) Do coaching intervention models in STEM courses contribute to student semester-to-semester persistence for Latino community college students who participate in these courses, when compared to students who don’t participate? 2) Do Latino community college students who participate in college STEM courses with coaching intervention models perform better, as measured by final course GPA, when compared to students who do not participate?
1) What is the relationship between demographic variables and validation scores for community college STEM students? 2) What is the relationship between demographic variables and academic success and persistence for community college STEM students? 3) What is the influence of validation scores on academic success and persistence based on continued enrollment for community college STEM students?